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Fritz Lang United States, 1943

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).