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Es geschah am hellichten Tag

Ladislao Vajda Switzerland, 1958

dionysus67's rating of the film It Happened in Broad Daylight

Somewhere between "M" and "Psycho", this is an expertly made crime thriller about child molestation. Switzerland's orderly system and institutional impersonality finds its dark alter ego in the disconnected peddler (an excellent Simon), in community stigma and in sexual repression. Fröbe is imposing and in spite the predictable finale, it is an involving and handsome film, sharp in its dissection of psychopathology.