Murderers Are Among Us
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In this, the first film produced in postwar Germany, a doctor who served in a concentration camp attempts to deal with his immense guilt and ascribe meaning to his life. Driven to drink by his tormented conscience, the doctor wanders through a Germany ruined by the privations of the war, while his former captain at the camp has neatly segued back into a nice life with his family, apparently untroubled by his participation in the Holocaust. Encouraged by his girlfriend, a concentration camp survivor (Hildegarde Knef, in her first starring role), the doctor decides to denounce his captain to the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While not fully successful, either as drama or ideology, film is marked by superb camera and montage technique recalling some of the firstrate German productions before the Nazi era."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This film is amazing to watch from a purely historical point of view, and it is also an interesting story."
‑ Cheryl DeWolfe, Apollo Guide
"A confused and rambling study of disillusionment in post-war Germany is presented in heavily stylized fashion."
‑ Thomas M. Pryor, New York Times
"The film's visual symbolism can be heavy-handed, but many images are stunningly evocative, and the scene in which the doctor begins his own recovery by performing a tracheotomy on a dying girl is genuinely affecting."
‑ Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
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