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  1. Nachtreich's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

  2. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Exactly what one might expect from a collaboration between Lang & Brecht; a didactic political story full of straight-to-camera sermonising, scathing anti-fascist rhetoric & a brazenly artificial approach. Lang's direction is impeccable; his use of deep focus imagery & expressionist shadowplay predict film noir; but it's the themes of scapegoats & persecution, of people turned against each other, that really lingers.

  3. Tudor Rachieru's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, En Tchécoslovaquie, plus précisément à Prague en 1942, un résistant fomente un attentat contre le chef des nazis, Heydrich. Une oeuvre de grande qualité ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

  6. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

  7. Stu Witmer's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    You might think that a film directed by Fritz Lang, with writing credits of Bert (sic) Brecht and Fritz Lang and with cinematography by James Wong Howe, combined with a cast including Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan and Anna Lee would have interesting possibilities. It doesn't.

  8. Cucicov Dorin's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    nice modern plot twist and iconic scenes.

  9. Tutu888's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Of course nuance and historical accuracy are far away in this film made during wartime. Also acting is not always convincing. But still good directing and cinematography and beautiful design of Prague during wartime when filming on location was impossible.

  10. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Written by Brecht - German. Directed by Fritz Lang - German. Cinematography by James Wong Howe - Chinese. Despite the deserved inequality discourse in film industry. Hollywood has its moments of diversity.

  11. Laura Suffield's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Manages to be gripping almost despite itself but the clash between Hollywood convention and the true horror of this story makes it unsatisfactory viewing. The acting really is very wooden but the locations are evocative. I watched it to its somewhat limp end.

  12. darth_david@msn.com's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Como prácticamente todo el trabajo de Lang durante la guerra, esta es una película de propaganda. Lo cual significa que lo importante no es hacer una buena historia, sino hacer una historia con un mensaje específico. El resultado es un guión mediocre y poco creíble. La fotografía no está mal en algunas escenas, pero fuera de eso no hay mucho más en esta movie.

  13. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Bertolt BRECHT - Fritz LANG - HERITAGE de l'EXPRESSIONNISME ALLEMAND Written by John Wexley from a story by Bertolt Brecht and Lang. Film racontant l'assassinat du chef nazi Heydrich sous forme de fiction. C'est l'unique scénario de Bertolt Brecht pour le cinéma d'Hollywood. https://www.facebook.com/zyx.mhclaes/media_set?set=a.792006477522164.1073741938.100001384583310&type=3

  14. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    This is no history lesson (if I want to have accurate information I grab a history book) but a work of art by anti-Fascist German artists, a unique cooperation between Fritz Lang, Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler. Of course it is a propaganda film (like Curtiz' "Casablanca" in 1942), but its subject - told in a very sophisticated way - is the dynamics of resistance (or the way the artists imagined/desired it).

  15. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    This film is about silence, where most WW2 films(Schindler’s List!!!) is about noise. In the ellipses, one can hear a cry of agony. The cry is silent, therefore louder than bombs. This cry is a single person's cry, yet the cry of all humanity. The pain and the courage in the film is as recognizable as the sun, because it is not made artificial in the filmmaking process.

  16. Superfrog's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    For those reading French, the following article points out the difficult bits about the film which is otherwise OK. https://histoireetsociete.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/brecht-et-lang-le-nazisme-na-jamais-ete-eradique-introduction-au-second-livre/

  17. raggiodisole's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

  18. Alison Wroblewski's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    What an edgy film! I loved this. First off, I loved seeing 1943 stock footage of Prague after just vacationing there, but this story really put more of the harsh reality of the war in the forefront without the typical Hollywood sugar-coating. It was tragic and devastating without too much of the rose-colored glasses look at the war. Well done.

  19. Benjamin Bland's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Extremely slow and ponderous. Rather hammy performances too, but it has its positive qualities.

  20. Penelope q's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Fritz Lang and film noir, the master of a genre; form German Impresionism to one of he best Hollywood eras.

  21. SiIencio's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    A principled dilemma between sacrificing the life of a hero or those of many innocent brothers. However Lang does not resolve the issue as the film veers prematurely into a sort of film noir not particularly original. Outdated acting and average cinematography. Over-long for what it is on offer.

  22. Mark Clay's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Very 'of its time'. A patriotic war movie complete with swaggering Nazis, coldly sinister Nazis (their moral corruption manifesting s a troublesome pimple?); or slightly camp, effete Nazis. Any debate about the moral dilemmas of hiding a single fugitive while hundreds are threatened with reprisals is quickly brushed aside in favour of more heavy propagandising.

  23. Armin Graus's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Ein geradezu abstruses Propagandawerk aus den USA, das aus den historischen Fakten um das Attentat auf Heydrich ein amerikanisches Propagandamärchen macht.

  24. Sirius_911's rating of the film Hangmen Also Die!

    Avec "Les bourreaux meurent aussi", Fritz Lang montre qu'il est parfaitement apte à se couler dans les normes hollywoodiennes à base de fortes doses de manichéisme et de romanesque. Si on peut lui reprocher certaines facilités scénaristiques ainsi qu'une morale douteuse, ce film n'en reste pas moins une oeuvre fort agréable à suivre

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