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The Devil Strikes at Night (Nachts wenn der Teufel kam)

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Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:January 1, 2002
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Claus Holm, Annemarie Düringer
Director:Robert Siodmak
Writer:Werner Jörg Lüddecke

Description: Writer/director Robert Siodmak based his German-filmed The Devil Strikes at Night on an actual case. Set during the last months of the Hitler regime, the film concerns a series of rapes and stranglings of young women. Gestapo officer Rossdorf (Hannes Messemer) and non-party member Axel Kersten (Claus Holm) investigate the trail of evidence. They discover that the criminal is Bruno Leudke, a mental defective (played by Mario Adorf). An open-and-shut case...except for the fact that Adorf is a loyal Nazi Party member! The dilemma now is to stem the crime spree without publicizing the embarrassing fact that Aryan supremacy is capable of yielding a monster like Adorf. Originally titled Nachts, Wenn der Teufel Kam, The Devil Strikes at Night has also been released as Nazi Terror at Night and Nights When the Devil Came.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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