Daredevil (2003)

Richter und Sein Henker, Der (1976, GER/ITA) C-91m. *** D: Maximilian Schell. Starring Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Ritt, Robert Shaw, Helmut Qualtinger, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Calderoni, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Lil Dagover, Donald Sutherland. In Switzerland police commissioner Ritt's 30-year grudge against all-powerful industrialist Shaw may just come to an end. One of his inspectors (Sutherland, who plays a corpse here) has been murdered and Shaw may have had his hands in it. Can new colleague Voight clear up the case? Gripping thriller drama based on the novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt is well-acted by a most interesting cast. Bisset, as Sutherland's troubled fiancée, may be the most fascinating character. Fine Ennio Morricone score outdoes Schell's direction, which is not always on top of the material. English titles: END OF THE GAME, DECEPTION, GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, and MURDER ON THE BRIDGE.


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