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End of the Game (1975)

Der Richter und sein Henker (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Walter Tschanz (as John Voight)
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Anna Crawley
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Hans Baerlach
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Richard Gastmann
Helmut Qualtinger ...
Von Schwendi
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Dr. Lutz
Rita Calderoni ...
Nadine
Friedrich Dürrenmatt ...
Friedrich
Willy Hügli ...
Clenin
Norbert Schiller ...
Dr. Hungertobel
Guido Cerniglia ...
Coroner
Otto Ryser ...
Blatter
Margarete Schell Noé ...
Mrs. Schoenler
Rudolf Hunsperger ...
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Rudolf Hubacher ...
Edy, Bodyguard 1
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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. Written by LD

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"I could murder her in front of your eyes and you couldn't prove it," said the master criminal to the master detective. And so the game began...


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5 May 1978 (West Germany)  »

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In the conversation between the detective and his suspect, the suspect refers to a pistol as a revolver. It is actually a semi-automatic. See more »

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Corpse provided by Donald Sutherland See more »

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Version of Der Richter und sein Henker (1957) See more »

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Twisty.
18 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

A very obscure thriller - both in the sense that it's very hard to find (I actually saw what seemed to be the imported British version, under the title "Deception"; the print was in terrible condition), and also in the sense that it has a very murky structure and characters with motivations that are pretty hard to understand, unless perhaps you've read the book. Some good twists and interesting performances (especially by Robert Shaw as the politically powerful villain)....but hold off watching it until you come across a decent print. (**1/2)


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