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Viktor de Kowa
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Vicco von Bülow,
Vicco von Bülow,
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Vicco von Bülow
Vicco von Bülow,
Several young girls were killed. Policeman Matthaei travels to the region where it happened and searches a child that looks similar to the ones that were murdered. He finds one and stays with her and her mother, not telling them that he is waiting for the killer to start his bloody work one more time ... Written by
Wolfgang Klimt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The BAIT is an awesome movie with tension, thriller , chills and extraordinary performances
This haunting movie based on a Fredrich Durrenmatt novel concerns about a detective (an obstinate Heinz Ruhmann) becomes involved in the case of a little girl's killing . At the beginning appears as suspect an unfortunate vagrant (incomparable Michael Simon ). Then the policeman hires a gas station and takes employee a single woman (a sweet Maria Rosa Salgado) with a daughter , being his intention of utilizing them as bait for a cruel murderous . The police detective trying to trap a child killer , at the same time his mind on the woman and the little girl . It leads to the climax with the presence of the serial killer along with the kid and the possible tragedy .
This is a well crafted movie plenty of suspense , thrills and psychological studio . The picture functions on various levels with superb roles well played by the entire casting and a well-paced screenplay . Its perfect developing resides not in displays of frenzied action and grisly violence like happens in modern cinema , but rather lies about interesting characters and suspenseful . Atmospheric white and black cinematography by Heinrich Guerner and appropriate musical score with thrilling leitmotif by Bruno Cantafora . The motion picture is excellently directed by Ladislao Vadja , author of magnificent movies , such as : 'The miracle of Marcelino' , 'Angel passed on Brooklyn' , and 'Uncle Jacinto' . In my opinion this is one of the best films to come out of Europe in the decade of the 50s . If you like thoughtful and brooding films that are exciting and rich pace with rhythm but no displaying a great deal of action , you'll like this one .
Other movies about this exciting novel are the following : 'The cold light of day' directed by Rudolf Van Den Berg with Richard E Gant ; a German version (1997) directed by Nick Hoffman ; and American version 'The pledge' by Sean Penn with Jack Nicholson , Benicio Del Toro and Robin Wright Penn.
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