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Angel García Crespo
Ana Isabel Chao Lindín,
Ana Belén Fuentes
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>
Sometimes, a film simply haunts you. You can't even remember its name, but the experience of watching it was so vivid, it remains intact in memory. I saw this stark and grueling flick, with strong thematic and aesthetic similarities to Fritz Lang's "M", some years back on TV (in its dubbed incarnation, of course). It was a full twenty years later when I happened upon a paperback novel called "The Pledge" by Freidrich Duerrenmatt. Upon reading it, I realized it was the story for this film! I was thus thrilled to see this obscure film listed on the impressively comprehensive IMDB. The story as told in the novel is scary enough, but the film manages to create an atmosphere of unbearable tension and palpable terror within the enchanting, brightly-lit lanes of a small German village, no mean feat. The dialogue is kept to a minimum in order to enable mood and nuance to run rampant. The bleak, contrasty b/w cinematography is virtually expressionist at times. You could call this spooky film the (very) dark side of LOLITA. Simply haunting.
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