End of the Game
|End of the Game|
|Directed by||Maximilian Schell|
|Produced by||Maximilian Schell
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
End of the Game (German: Der Richter und sein Henker) is a 1975 German thriller film directed by Maximilian Schell and starring Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Ritt and Robert Shaw. Co-written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the film is an adaptation of his 1950 crime novella The Judge and His Hangman (German: Der Richter und sein Henker). Dürrenmatt also appeared in the film, and Donald Sutherland played the role of the corpse of Ulrich Schmied. German silent film actress Lil Dagover made her last screen appearance before retirement in the film. Alternate English-language titles under which this same film has released include Getting Away With Murder, Murder on the Bridge and Deception. The original 105 minute film version has not been released on the home video market. For unknown reasons, in 2011 only a much shorter 91 minute international version has been restored and released on a German Blu-ray edition.
Most of Ennio Morricone's original compositions for this film were replaced for the international film version, using music the composer had written for older projects. Only five tracks of Morricone's score had been later released on a vinyl album. In 2010 the Italian record company Beat Records released the score as originally composed by Morricone as a limited CD edition containing 31 tracks with a total time of 76:20 minutes.
- Jon Voight as Herr Walter Tschanz
- Jacqueline Bisset as Frau Anna Crawley
- Martin Ritt as Kommisar Hans Baerlach
- Robert Shaw as Herr Richard Gastmann
- Helmut Qualtinger as Herr von Schwedi
- Gabriele Ferzetti as Doctor Lucius Lutz
- Der Richter und sein Henker (1975) at the Internet Movie Database
- Il giudice e il suo boia | Beat Records | CDCR90