Murderers Are Among Us (Die Mörder sind unter uns)
Murderers Are Among Us (Die Mörder sind unter uns) (1946)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: September 17, 1996
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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.

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Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide

This film is amazing to watch from a purely historical point of view, and it is also an interesting story.

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Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times

A confused and rambling study of disillusionment in post-war Germany is presented in heavily stylized fashion.

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Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Berlin has surrendered, the Reich has fallen, Germany lost once again. Amidst the war torn ravages, the people also cope with psychic rubble. An important… More
Ed Fucking Harris
A historically important film, being that it was the first film produced in Post World War II Germany. A doctor who served with the Nazis during the war, now… More
Christopher Mercer
This was the first shown in my Post-War German film class - it being the first German film produced after the war ended. As such, it is a very important film.… More
Henrik Schunk
The first film to be produced in (East) Germany after the fall of Berlin and the armistice. An expressionist drama pondering the question of guilt in justice in… More