Cinema: Swiss Cheese

THE END OF THE GAME

Directed by MAXIMILIAN SCHELL

Screenplay by MAXIMILIAN SCHELL and

FRIEDRICH DUERRENMATT

The End of the Game asks us to contemplate the following unlikely but not entirely uninteresting proposition: that in 1946, in Istanbul, a young man destined to become a master international criminal murders a young woman in front of a friend who is destined to become a master Swiss detective. He does so in such a way that a rap cannot be pinned on him, but his former friend pursues him for three decades. Finally the detective maneuvers his ancient adversary into a situation where he must inevitably...