This is a detective film, but it's not really a film noir or cop drama like we're used to in the U.S. However, there are lots of references to America's overwhelming cultural presence throughout.
For me, Jurgen Knieper's score serves the story well; the tune still comes back to me all these years later.
It's a simple monotonous tune, the main parts being just two notes that the small chamber group works back and forth. It may not sound like much, but in reality it becomes mesmerizing, almost like a 2nd main character, and something that won't release you, like fate.
The film, of course, is genius.
The understated music matches the film's lack of much excitement or development.
The visuals and music work to produce a profoundly unsettling look at the monotonous life of the murderer.
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