unusual noir in that the guy who murders two people gets off scot-free. it really probes the depths of human desires and all the seedy emotions that we have. murder, war, statutory rape, domestic abuse, adultery…it has it all. humans are such pathetic beings sometimes and this film illuminates that about as well as anything else. fritz lang directs and emile zola wrote the book. reuses basically the same line as from “one girl’s confession.” in this one it’s “all women are the same, they just have different faces so you can tell the difference.” .