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a great polish movie shot in a beautiful city. the murder mystery was well written and developed with several threads involved all the persons who related to the murder case, the detective, the prosecutor. there were sidelines telling the histories between the investigation members. as seems to be the stereo type of all detectives in any country, the detective in this movie also quite handsome, tall, and a lonely person. the prosecutor also, a demanding, strong willed female in the legal system, tough to deal with, with a long forgotten romance with hatred and regret. the screenplay was very nicely and expertly written with some special knowledge in psychology, pyschiatry and police procedure. the dialog is very well written and there were some great thoughts among them. we also saw in this movie that this country's people of different generations, ages and genders are facing the changing world with contempt, helplessness. the old system seems still allow people smoking in the offices, the computers in the police station are mixed with newer and older monitors. there were things that would make think one step further about lot of things around you.
there's only one thing that didn't quite convince me: the involvement of a prosecutor to conduct a murder investigation, meddling the case in the very beginning is not a typical legal system procedure. usually, the prosecutor would request the police to report their investigation process and be ready to prosecute, once they find a prime suspect. but this movie is different, the prosecutor was personally doing a lot of investigations from the very beginning by herself, but those actions should be done by the police in the first place.
anyway, this is a beautifully shot, directed, edited and performed movie. quite worth watching.
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