Cinema: Whydunit

MAN ON THE ROOF

Directed and Written by BO WIDERBERG

Through repetition the scene has become a classic: the sniper perched on a seemingly inaccessible rooftop, bodies littering the pavement below, a crowd of gawkers milling just out of range as the police wheel up their elite troops and latest weaponry to try to pry the lunatic from his perch.

In the usual movie, it is at this point that everyone decides to cut away from character and call in the stunt coordinator to wow the audience with a big finish, a slam-bang deployment of...

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