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Fritz Lang United States, 1943

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.