History Literature / DasVersprechen

19th Apr '16 6:25:19 AM Berrenta
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* BlackComedyBurst: The book indulges in some situational comedy when DaChief goes to visit [[spoiler:the Schrott widow for a DeathbedConfession (a major revelation in the story)]], only for her [[DerailedTrainOfThought to derail multiple times reminiscing and stumbling over minor details]], all while the priest (who's waiting to give [[spoiler:her the final anointment]]) keeps telling her to GetOnWithItAlready.

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* BlackComedyBurst: The book indulges in some situational comedy when DaChief goes to visit [[spoiler:the Schrott widow for a DeathbedConfession (a major revelation in the story)]], only for her [[DerailedTrainOfThought to derail multiple times reminiscing and stumbling over minor details]], all while the priest (who's waiting to give [[spoiler:her the final anointment]]) keeps telling her to GetOnWithItAlready.get on with it.
29th Sep '15 3:26:39 AM jeez
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It was based on the script for the Swiss-German movie '''Es geschah am hellichten Tag''' (''It Happened in Broad Daylight''), a cautionary tale for the public about child predators and murderers, starring [[Literature/FatherBrown Heinz Rühmann]] as the inspector and [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Gert Fröbe]] as the killer. This film was also written by Dürrenmatt himself, but he was unhappy with the SurprisinglyHappyEnding, brought forth by ExecutiveMeddling.

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It was based on the script for the Swiss-German movie '''Es ''Es geschah am hellichten Tag''' Tag'' (''It Happened in Broad Daylight''), a cautionary tale for the public about child predators and murderers, starring [[Literature/FatherBrown Heinz Rühmann]] as the inspector and [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Gert Fröbe]] as the killer. This film was also written by Dürrenmatt himself, but he was unhappy with the SurprisinglyHappyEnding, brought forth by ExecutiveMeddling.
20th Jul '15 6:51:01 AM jeez
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* BlackComedyBurst: The book indulges in some situational comedy when DaChief goes to visit [[spoiler:the Schrott widow for a DeathbedConfession (a major revelation in the story)]], only for her [[DerailedTrainOfThought to derail multiple times reminiscing and stumbling over minor details]], all while the priest who's waiting to give [[spoiler:her the final anointment]] keeps reminding her to hurry up already.

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* BlackComedyBurst: The book indulges in some situational comedy when DaChief goes to visit [[spoiler:the Schrott widow for a DeathbedConfession (a major revelation in the story)]], only for her [[DerailedTrainOfThought to derail multiple times reminiscing and stumbling over minor details]], all while the priest who's (who's waiting to give [[spoiler:her the final anointment]] anointment]]) keeps reminding telling her to hurry up already.GetOnWithItAlready.
20th Jul '15 6:47:34 AM jeez
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* BlackComedyBurst: The book indulges in some situational comedy when DaChief goes to visit [[spoiler:the Schrott widow for a DeathbedConfession (a major revelation in the story)]], only for her [[DerailedTrainOfThought to derail multiple times reminiscing and stumbling over minor details]], all while the priest who's waiting to give [[spoiler:her the final anointment]] keeps reminding her to hurry up already.
19th Apr '15 9:27:53 AM Morgenthaler
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''Das Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman'', better known as ''The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel''', is a crime thriller written by the Swiss author and playwright [[TheVisit Friedrich Dürrenmatt]] in 1958. [[SchoolStudyMedia A very popular subject in language classes throughout the German-speaking world]].

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''Das Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman'', better known as ''The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel''', is a crime thriller written by the Swiss author and playwright [[TheVisit Friedrich Dürrenmatt]] Dürrenmatt in 1958. [[SchoolStudyMedia A very popular subject in language classes throughout the German-speaking world]].
4th Apr '15 10:49:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Because the subject matter of a child murderer was already [[AdultFear pretty horrifying]] for a [[TheFifties 1950s]] audience, the ending was quite happy and positive.
* [[FakeNationality Fake Swiss]]: Germans Heinz Rühmann and Gert Fröbe, cast as the protagonist and the antagonist in ''Tag'' respectively.
4th Apr '15 10:48:57 AM Morgenthaler
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--> ''"[[MadnessMantra I wait, I wait, he will come, he will come.]]"''



'''Das Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman''', better known as ''The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel''', is a crime thriller written by the Swiss author and playwright [[TheVisit Friedrich Dürrenmatt]] in 1958. [[SchoolStudyMedia A very popular subject in language classes throughout the German-speaking world]].

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-> ''"I wait, I wait, he will come, he will come."''

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Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman''', Kriminalroman'', better known as ''The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel''', is a crime thriller written by the Swiss author and playwright [[TheVisit Friedrich Dürrenmatt]] in 1958. [[SchoolStudyMedia A very popular subject in language classes throughout the German-speaking world]].
4th Apr '15 10:48:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* MayDecemberRomance: A retired police officer in his 60s (played by Creator/JackNicholson) begins a relationship with a single mother (played by Creator/RobinWright) who's his junior by about 30 years. [[spoiler:The relationship ends disastrously when he decides to use their daughter as bait to catch an elusive child murderer.]]
27th Feb '15 7:22:17 PM jeez
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It was based on the script for the Swiss made-for-TV movie '''Es geschah am hellichten Tag''' (''It Happened in Broad Daylight''), a cautionary tale for the public about child predators and murderers, starring [[Literature/FatherBrown Heinz Rühmann]] as the inspector and [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Gert Fröbe]] as the killer. This film was also written by Dürrenmatt himself, but he was unhappy with the SurprisinglyHappyEnding, brought forth by ExecutiveMeddling.

So, he chose to write his own version of the story, quite a bit DarkerAndEdgier and more [[AdaptationExpansion complex]] than the film and its [[TheHollywoodFormula fairly standard plot]]. Among other things, it makes both the protagonist and antagonist more tragic, and gives the whole spectacle a BittersweetEnding, perhaps even a DownerEnding.

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It was based on the script for the Swiss made-for-TV Swiss-German movie '''Es geschah am hellichten Tag''' (''It Happened in Broad Daylight''), a cautionary tale for the public about child predators and murderers, starring [[Literature/FatherBrown Heinz Rühmann]] as the inspector and [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Gert Fröbe]] as the killer. This film was also written by Dürrenmatt himself, but he was unhappy with the SurprisinglyHappyEnding, brought forth by ExecutiveMeddling.

So, So he chose to write his own version of the story, quite a bit DarkerAndEdgier and more [[AdaptationExpansion complex]] than the film and its [[TheHollywoodFormula fairly standard plot]]. Among other things, it makes both the protagonist and antagonist more tragic, and gives the whole spectacle a BittersweetEnding, perhaps even a DownerEnding.
28th Jan '15 7:20:02 AM jeez
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Overtaken by guilt, he skips the flight to Jordan [[TurnInYourBadge and quits his job as a police investigator]], vowing to keep the promise he gave and [[VigilanteMan track down the killer on his own]]. He buys a gas station in the alps, in direct vicinity of the crime scenes, and hires Frau Heller, a former HookerWithAHeartOfGold and her little daughter Annemarie. Having taken advice from local children fishing, Matthäi wants to use Annemarie as bait to catch the killer, who seems to be fixated on killing blondes in red skirts.

Soon, Annemarie starts skipping school, and Matthäi finds her in a forest, where she is waiting for a ‘wizard’. The wizard had apparently been stalking her on her way to school and had given her little chocolate nut pralines, which look a little bit like hedgehogs. Matthäi remembers the last victim’s drawing, and identifies the car as a distinctly American design, and the Capricorn as the coat of arms on its license plates. The wizard is the murderer.

Now knowing that the murderer has now eaten the bait, he informs his former colleagues to prepare to [[LuredIntoATrap set up a trap for the killer]]. One that involves [[TheBait Annemarie]].

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Overtaken by guilt, he skips the flight to Jordan [[TurnInYourBadge and quits his job as a police investigator]], vowing to keep the promise he gave and [[VigilanteMan track down the killer on his own]]. He buys a gas station in the alps, in direct vicinity of the crime scenes, and hires Frau Heller, a former HookerWithAHeartOfGold and her little daughter Annemarie. Having taken advice from local children fishing, Matthäi wants to use Annemarie as bait to catch the killer, who seems to be fixated on killing blondes in red skirts.

Soon, Annemarie starts skipping school, and Matthäi finds her in a forest, where she is waiting for a ‘wizard’. The wizard had apparently been stalking her on her way to school and had given her little chocolate nut pralines, which look a little bit like hedgehogs. Matthäi remembers the last victim’s drawing, and identifies the car as a distinctly American design, and the Capricorn as the coat of arms on its license plates. The wizard is the murderer.

Now knowing that the murderer has now eaten the bait, he informs his former colleagues to prepare to [[LuredIntoATrap set up a trap for the killer]]. One that involves [[TheBait Annemarie]].
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