NACHTS, WENN DER TEUFEL KAM
FRG 1957. D: Robert Siodmak
Cast: Mario Adorf, Claus Holm. 101 Min
When the waitress Lucy is found murdered in Hamburg in 1944, the case seems to fit into a whole series of unsolved murders of women that Commissioner Kersten comes across during his investigations. He tracks down the mentally retarded serial killer Bruno Lüdke in Berlin. But the confessed perpetrator doesn’t fit the concept of the Nazis, who, at a critical stage of the Second World War, don’t want to tarnish themselves with the fact that a mentally ill serial killer has been up to no good for years. NACHTS, WENN DER TEUFEL KAM by Robert Siodmak is one of the few German films of the 1950s that took a critical look at the Nazi era. The film was recently digitized by the DFF.
Available at the arte Mediathek (until 21 April 2020) and on Sky Ticket