a no nonsense cop suddenly becomes suspect number one in a murder case of a young photographer. the movie is full of exciting twists and turns in this gritty cop drama. the movie is so engrossing in the fact that it has multiple layers of information for what the characters as well as what the audience knows.
Ugh. An inadvertent comedy since it is dubbed in English, and subtitled in English, and the two do not agree. The description says this is based on an unspecified Kennethh Fearing novel. It is "The Big Clock" (recently re-issued by NYRB). This is more of a re-imagining rather than an adaptation; only the broadest outline of the original plot remains. Style-wise, it is 70's artsy/edgy and hasn't worn well, IMHO.
Police Python 357 brings back the seventies in a better way than Hollywood showed us. The story starts simple, feigning familiarity, then jackknifes into worlds unknown, from tearing through wallpaper to find anything to a spouse who has allowed years of mistresses, then finally turns. If there are more like this, please add them to the list.
The depth of the personality of each character propels the plot outside of the initial murder. While they have their own faults in judgement, it serves to highlight the human tendency to put ourselves into precarious situations, even with the foresight of knowing what effect our actions will have on ourselves and each other. Riveting.