Retired Lawyers amuse themselves by prosecuting, defending and judging a hapless traveler.

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Almost a filmed version of a stage play, complete with curtain call. Howard Trapp, seeking shelter from a storm in the Swiss Alps, finds himself playing the accused in a legal game. Gustave Kummer as prosecution gradually delves into Howard's past unearthing a 'murder' for which Howard must defend his life. Written by T. Sullivan <sulli@tfn.net>

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This television adaptation of James Yaffe's unsuccessful Broadway play of 1961 was made in England as an American co-production with the BBC; the producers and director were American, but the technical crew was British. See more »

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A movie about murder and guilt!
16 December 2002 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Competent adaptation of a Durrenmatt novel entitled "Trapps" where a weird group of lawyers, judges and even a hangman reunites in a far and deserted mansion to prosecute common people for their crimes (even if the defendant has no idea of what crime he is judging for). American traveller (Segal) falls in the trap and a surrealist judgement begins. Great cast in a movie that is not a movie about murder, mistery or "who is the murder?" classic line but is really a poignant question about guilty in ,modern times. Worth to see! I give this a 7 (seven).


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