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The Judge and His Hangman

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Original title
Der Richter und sein Henker (The Judge and His Hangman)aka
  • Murder on the Bridge
Running time
106 min.
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Roberto De Leonardis, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Maximilian Schell (Novel: Friedrich Dürrenmatt)
Ennio Morricone
Roberto Gerardi, Ennio Guarnieri, Klaus König
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Co-production West Germany-Italy; MFG-Film / T.R.A.C. / Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Drama. Thriller | Crime
Synopsis / Plot
While investigating a high-profile murder case, a savvy but unorthodox veteran police inspector has to cope with a bad conscience, bad health, an overzealous partner, a timid superior and interference from political interests. This is an existential whodunit, but a good one, and like any good whodunit, ends with a very surprising conclusion, which will be spoiled for you if you read much of anything at all about the movie.
1978: 2 German Film Awards: Film Award in Silver and Best Editing
1975: San Sebastian Film Festival: Silver Shell
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