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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
August Diehl
Christian Redl
Nadeshda Brennicke
Ilknur Bahadir
Directors
Robert Schwentke
Screenwriters
Robert Schwentke
Running Time
107 minutes

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Eerily washed-out crime thriller by Robert Schwentke


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Plot
A veteran homicide cop blackmails a new police recruit into joining his semi-vigilante unit and working on a gruesome serial killer case, in which the victims have valuable tattoos flayed from their corpses. When the apparent murderer commits suicide, things should be wrapped up, but a larger conspiracy continues...


Verdict
Schwentke goes for a Seven-like grey, rainy style to match plot licks borrowed from Hollywood serial killer puzzle pictures, but makes the odd cop teaming work and delivers an effective double-sting ending.


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