History Film / M

14th Mar '17 2:04:49 PM bt8257
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* BadassLongCoat: Der Schränker's leather overcoat. Although see PuttingOnTheReich below; he's not a very likable character.

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* BadassLongCoat: BadassLongcoat: Der Schränker's leather overcoat. Although see PuttingOnTheReich below; he's not a very likable character.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Both sides are black with shades of grey. Even the child murderer is not without his sympathetic side.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Both sides are black with shades of grey. Even the a child murderer is not without his sympathetic side.



* NoEnding: Probably a LogicalExtreme example. Not only does the movie [[TheUnreveal come to a close right before Hans is given a verdict]], ''there aren't even any credits'', not even a "TheEnd" card like most every film had even in those days. The film cuts to black as the grieving mother whispers "all of us" (see the introduction above), and then it suddenly stops.

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* NoEnding: Probably a LogicalExtreme example. Not only does the movie [[TheUnreveal [[TheUnReveal come to a close right before Hans is given a verdict]], ''there aren't even any credits'', not even a "TheEnd" card like most every film had even in those days. The film cuts to black as the grieving mother whispers "all of us" (see the introduction above), and then it suddenly stops.



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* TheUnreveal: Beckert's sentence. The judges are just about to announce it when the film cuts to a mourning mother, who says it doesn't matter, because it won't bring back her child.
%%* VehicleVanish: One of the first examples?

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* TheUnreveal: TheUnReveal: Beckert's sentence. The judges are just about to announce it when the film cuts to a mourning mother, who says it doesn't matter, because it won't bring back her child.
%%* VehicleVanish: One of the first examples?
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18th Jan '17 1:01:35 AM benda
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* NoEnding: Not only does the movie [[TheUnreveal come to a close right before Hans is given a verdict]], ''there aren't even any credits'', not even a "TheEnd" card like most every film had even in those days. The film cuts to black as the grieving mother whispers "all of us" (see the introduction above), and then it suddenly stops.

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* NoEnding: Probably a LogicalExtreme example. Not only does the movie [[TheUnreveal come to a close right before Hans is given a verdict]], ''there aren't even any credits'', not even a "TheEnd" card like most every film had even in those days. The film cuts to black as the grieving mother whispers "all of us" (see the introduction above), and then it suddenly stops.
11th Dec '16 8:56:03 PM DrSlide
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* WritingIndentationClue: The murderer writes a letter to the newspaper, using a single sheet of paper, a pencil and a wide windowsill in his apartment as a desk. When the police raid the apartment, they find a partial impression of the words in the letter in the wood. In this case, they already knew what had been written; the indentations were, instead, proof that it had been written ''there'' specifically.

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* WritingIndentationClue: The murderer writes a letter to the newspaper, using a single sheet of paper, a pencil red pencil, and a wide windowsill in his apartment as a desk. When the police raid the apartment, they find a partial impression impressions of the letter's words in the letter in the wood. sill, as well as bits of red pencil lead. In this case, they already knew what had been written; the indentations indentation and lead bits were, instead, proof that it had been written ''there'' specifically.
9th Nov '16 8:35:59 AM JakesBrain
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* MatchCut: A crime boss talks to his fellow crime bosses about the problems the child murderer is causing, due to the increased police presence. With a sweep of his arm, he says "I invite--". Cut to another person at a different meeting, sweeping his arm and saying "--your views, gentlemen." The second meeting is a different group of crooks discussing the same subject. The rest of the scene continues to cut between three different meetings in a similar way.

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* MassOhCrap: The furious audience of the KangarooCourt is about to leap on Beckert and tear him to shreds, when they all notice something behind the camera, suddenly freeze -- and begin to put their hands up.
* MatchCut: A crime boss talks to his fellow crime bosses about the problems the child murderer is causing, due to the increased police presence. With a sweep of his arm, he says "I invite--". Cut to another person at a different meeting, sweeping his arm and saying "--your views, gentlemen." The second meeting is a different group of crooks men -- this time detectives -- discussing the same subject. The rest of the scene continues to cut between three the different meetings in a similar way.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lohmann in his bodily build, mannerisms and modus operandi is very closely modeled on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Gennat Ernst Gennat]] (1880-1939), the head of Berlin's ''Mordinspektion'' (set up in 1926, the world's first murder squad, i. e. police section specializing in the investigation of murders), who introduced many innovations to investigation procedures, e. g. becoming the first man to use the new medium of television to ask the public for information relevant to an ongoing investigation. Gennat among other things headed the investigation of the Grossman and Kürten murders and coined the term "serial killer" with reference to the latter. In his day Gennat was internationally famous[[note]]When Charlie Chaplin visited Berlin, he asked to be introduced to Gennat.[[/note]] and was known to Berliners by affectionate nicknames like "the Buddha of the Alex" (i. e. the police headquarters on ''Alexanderplatz'').

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lohmann in his bodily build, mannerisms and modus operandi is very closely modeled on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Gennat Ernst Gennat]] (1880-1939), the head of Berlin's ''Mordinspektion'' (set up in 1926, the world's first murder squad, i. e. police section specializing in the investigation of murders), Homicide division), who introduced many innovations to investigation procedures, e. e.g. becoming the first man to use the new medium of television to ask the public for information relevant to an ongoing investigation. Gennat among other things headed the investigation of the Grossman and Kürten murders and coined the term "serial killer" with reference to the latter. In his day Gennat was internationally famous[[note]]When Charlie Chaplin visited Berlin, he asked to be introduced to Gennat.[[/note]] and was known to Berliners by affectionate nicknames like "the Buddha of the Alex" (i. e. the police headquarters on ''Alexanderplatz'').Alexanderplatz).



* OhCrap:
** The climactic moment when the Mob are just about to tear Beckert to shreds, but all of them come to a dead stop and slowly raise their hands in surrender when they realize who's standing on the stairs.
** Before that, the very slow pan around the room after Hans is shoved down the stairs, showing the JokerJury staring at him in unmoving complete silence.

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* OhCrap:
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OhCrap: The climactic moment when the Mob are just about to tear Beckert to shreds, but all of them come to a dead stop and slowly raise their hands in surrender when they realize who's standing on the stairs.
** Before that, the
very slow pan around the room after Hans is shoved down the stairs, showing the JokerJury staring at him in unmoving complete silence.



** See also MassOhCrap above.



* PuttingOnTheReich: What may be seen as a "prophetic" example, since the Nazis weren't in power yet: Der Schränker's long leather coat may be seen as foreshadowing UsefulNotes/TheGestapo; more plausibly his leather-coat and rhethorics have been seen as alluding Joseph Goebbels, then chief of propaganda of the Nazi party and their ''Gauleiter'' (regional head of the party organisation) in Berlin. Although neither the Gestapo nor Goebbels were known for sporting bowler hats or walking-canes. The Schränker was portrayed by Gustaf Gründgens, who later continued to rise to fame and fortune under the Nazis (partly because Hermann Goering was a fan of his), which became the subject of Klaus Mann's RomanAClef ''Film/{{Mephisto}}''. The story that the film was originally entitled ''Mörder unter uns'' ("Murderer(s) Among Us" and had to be given a different title due to pressure from the Nazis is a legend which Fritz Lang at different times confirmed and denied.

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* PuttingOnTheReich: What may be seen as a "prophetic" example, since the Nazis weren't in power yet: Der Schränker's long leather coat may be seen as foreshadowing UsefulNotes/TheGestapo; more plausibly his leather-coat and rhethorics rhetoric have been seen as alluding to Joseph Goebbels, then chief of propaganda of the Nazi party and their ''Gauleiter'' (regional head of the party organisation) in Berlin. Although neither the Gestapo nor Goebbels were known for sporting bowler hats or walking-canes. The Schränker was portrayed by Gustaf Gründgens, who later continued to rise to fame and fortune under the Nazis (partly because Hermann Goering was a fan of his), which became the subject of Klaus Mann's RomanAClef ''Film/{{Mephisto}}''. The story that the film was originally entitled ''Mörder unter uns'' ("Murderer(s) Among Us" Us") and had to be given a different title due to pressure from the Nazis is a legend which Fritz Lang at different times confirmed and denied.



-->'''Hans:''' But I, I can't help myself! I have no control over this! This evil thing inside me, the fire, the voices, the torment!... It's there all the time, driving me out to wander the streets, following me, silently, but I can feel it there. It's me, pursuing myself. I want to escape, to escape from myself. But it's impossible. I can't escape. I have to obey it. I have to run endless streets. I want to escape, to get away. And I'm pursued by ghosts. Ghosts of mothers. And of those children. They never leave me. They are there, always there. Always, except when I do it. When I - Then I can't remember anything.

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-->'''Hans:''' But I, I can't help myself! I have no control over this! This evil thing inside me, the fire, the voices, the torment!... It's there all the time, driving me out to wander the streets, following me, silently, but I can feel it there. It's me, pursuing myself. I want to escape, to escape from myself. But it's impossible. I can't escape. I have to obey it. I have to run endless streets. I want to escape, to get away. And I'm pursued by ghosts. Ghosts of mothers. And of those children. They never leave me. They are there, always there. Always, except when I do it. When I - I... Then I can't remember anything.



* WritingIndentationClue: The murderer writes a letter to the newspaper, using a single sheet of paper, a pencil and a wide windowsill in his apartment as a desk. When the police raid the apartment, they find a partial impression of the words in the letter in the wood. In this case, they already knew what had been written; the indentations were, instead, proof of ''who had written it''.

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* WritingIndentationClue: The murderer writes a letter to the newspaper, using a single sheet of paper, a pencil and a wide windowsill in his apartment as a desk. When the police raid the apartment, they find a partial impression of the words in the letter in the wood. In this case, they already knew what had been written; the indentations were, instead, proof of ''who that it had been written it''.''there'' specifically.
16th Oct '16 1:11:24 PM BatmanKalEl
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Beckert is an insane child murderer, but his condemnation of the hypocrisy of the 'court' standing in judgement of him isn't entirely without merit.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: JerkassHasAPoint:
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Beckert is an insane child murderer, but his condemnation of the hypocrisy of the 'court' standing in judgement of him isn't entirely without merit. merit.
** The prosecutor of the mob trial may be a criminal but he does have a point that whether or not Hans is crazy he is a threat to the children of Germany regardless and killing him would make them more safe.
16th Oct '16 1:05:33 PM BatmanKalEl
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Arguably the TropeCodifier.
16th Oct '16 12:47:04 PM BatmanKalEl
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Arguably the TropeCodifier.
3rd Oct '16 6:14:22 AM ThePest179
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* TropeMaker

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* VehicleVanish: One of the first examples?

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* %%* VehicleVanish: One of the first examples?



* WouldHurtAChild: '''''Ugh.'''''

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* WouldHurtAChild: '''''Ugh.'''''Hans, a pedophile and murderer of children.
10th Sep '16 9:36:46 AM Mdumas43073
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18th Jun '16 5:43:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Beckert is an insane child murderer, but his condemnation of the hypocrisy of the 'court' standing in judgement of him isn't entirely without merit.
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