2021 Movie Draft- Round 11 Pick 2- Hanspostcard selects- foreign film- M. 
The silent film/ foreign film category was the most difficult one for me to fill. I have liked not watched a whole lot of either- the ones I have watched I have liked but I seem to avoid them because they just seem like work. When watching foreign films it seems to take me 10-15 minutes to get used to the reading but once I get into it I am fine.
The first film that entered my mind when I realized I had this category to fill- was a favorite of Mrs. Postcard’s – M. I had seen it in the past when she has watched it. I dug it out to re-watch last week it had been a number of years since I last watched it. First off if Peter Lorre is in a movie-I am watching. This was his big break through movie. In this German movie directed by Fritz Lang- Lorre plays the role of a serial killer of children Hans Beckert.
Lorre only makes a brief appearance in the first part of the movie. Children are being killed and the city becomes more and more concerned with each disappearance/ killing. It’s a very good movie -turned great when Lorre enters. The city mobilizes and searches for the killer. I don’t say anything else as far as the plot of the movie. M was voted the greatest German movie ever- and is regularly listed when the topic of Greatest Movies Ever- are discussed. This movie is often called the birth of the psychological thriller. M clocks in at 111 minutes- even if you have a difficult time with foreign films- this is one you should see. [ The whistling part in this movie by Lorre- sticks in my head every time I see M- for days ]