Arte: Die Erfindung eines Mörders - Der Fall Bruno Lüdke (G:2020)

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Arte: Die Erfindung eines Mörders - Der Fall Bruno Lüdke (G:2020)

Post by Hans1906 » 18 Feb 2021 11:58

New docu on Arte:

Die Erfindung eines Mörders - Der Fall Bruno Lüdke (E:The Invention of a Murderer - The Bruno Lüdke Case)

Translation from the Arte topic page:

"It was Mario Adorf's first major role: the mass murderer Bruno Lüdke in "Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam". For a long time, it was assumed that the criminal case portrayed corresponded to historical facts. But the story is based on manipulated investigations by the criminal police in Nazi Germany. The alleged murderer never killed a human being ...

In this documentary, actor Mario Adorf recalls his first major starring role. In Robert Siodmak's 1957 crime film "Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam," he played the alleged mass murderer Bruno Lüdke. This character is based on an extraordinary case from the Nazi era. Bruno Lüdke was accused of murdering 84 women at the time. For a long time, he was considered Germany's greatest serial killer, and his story was colocated unchecked in German post-war media. Decades later, cultural studies scholar Susanne Regener and historians Axel Dossmann and Jens Dobler prove that Lüdke did not commit a single one of these murders. Bruno Lüdke, mentally impaired, was not a perpetrator but a victim of the racist worldview of the Nazi criminal police. "If I had known Bruno's true story in the 1950s, I would have played this character very differently," says Mario Adorf, who once again sets out on a search for clues in this documentary."

Link to the documentary: ... -moerders/
German RBB documentary from 2020, 53 minutes.

Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (1957)

Excellent docu, especially the interviews with Herr Mario Adorf, 91 years of age. :)


The movie:
Es ist im Leben wichtig, viel zu wissen.
Manchmal ist es noch wichtiger, zu wissen, daß man nichts weiß.

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