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92 Ratings

Law and Order

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
United States, 1969
Documentary, TV Movie

Synopsis

Frederick Wiseman’s Law and Order follows the Kansas City Police Department as they operate in an area hard hit by violence during several 1968 race riots. The film’s comprised of a series of vignettes, most of which see police, criminals and suspects paraded before our eyes.

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Law and Order Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Critics reviews

Because Wiseman rarely divulges why the police have been called, the viewer is forced to confront his own fundamental views of American race relations and the legitimacy of police authority. This features passages of ultra-black comedy as morally unsettling as anything in Stanley Kubrick’s filmography, and it contains some of Wiseman’s most aggressive experiments in editing and sound design, the jarring stylization making the content even more potent.
April 01, 2015
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