German title: Der Richter und sein Henker
dir. Maximilian Schell
Though Friedrich Dürrenmatt's novel The Judge and his Hangman is set in Bern and Twann, Schell apparently filmed it all over Switzerland, which makes it very difficult to identify the locations because they could be anywhere.
Gastmann (Robert Shaw) pushes a young woman from the bridge to win a bet with Bärlach (Martin Ritt) – Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey.
Clenin, a local policeman, finds Robert Schmied (Donald Sutherland) murdered – Still searching for this location
Clenin drives away with Schmied's body in the car – Charrière, Ligerz, Switzerland
Clenin arrives in Bern – Nydeggbrücke, Bern, Switzerland. The bridge crosses over the Aare River and connects the eastern and western parts of the city. The view is of the western bank of the Aare.
Bärlach goes to Schmied’s apartment to retrieve the file on Gastmann – Münzrain 1, Bern, Switzerland.
Bärlach at the scene of the crime – Still searching for this location
Bärlach points to the lake below – St. Petersinsel (St. Peter’s Island), Lake Biel/Bienne, Canton Bern, Switzerland
Schmied's funeral – Cimetière de Vullierens, Rue de l'Eglise 32, Vullierens, Vaud, Switzerland. Many thanks to J.-C. Curtet for his help.
Gastmann's estate – Château de Vullierens, Rue du Château, Vullierens, Vaud, Switzerland. Many thanks to J.-C. Curtet for his help.
Lutz (Gabriele Ferzetti) talking with von Schwendi (Helmut Qualtinger) – Bundeshaus, Bundesplatz 3, Bern, Switzerland. It's the seat of the Swiss Federal Assembly and the Federal Council. The terrace where the characters are standing is on the south side of the building.
Bärlach talking with his housekeeper – Lindenhof, Zurich, Switzerland
Bärlach's apartment – Lindenhof 4, Zurich, Switzerland
Walter Tschanz (Jon Voight) finds Schmied's girlfriend Anna (Jacqueline Bisset) in a church – Collégiale de Neuchâtel, Rue de la Collégiale, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It’s a Protestant church dating back to the 12th century and is located next to the Château de Neuchâtel. Before the Reformation it was a Roman Catholic Church of Notre-Dame.
Tschanz and Anna walking along the Aare River toward the Kornhausbrücke, Bern, Switzerland.
A cab is waiting for Bärlach outside of his apartment – Pfalzgasse, Zurich, Switzerland.
Gastmann threatens Bärlach – Felsenau Viaduct, Bern, Switzerland. The bridge was still under construction at the time of the filming. Tschanz drives off the unfinished bridge at the end of the movie.
Gastmann drops off Bärlach at the railway station – the camera is looking away from the Bern Hauptbahnhof towards the Postautostation. The area around the railway station has changed a lot, and it's hard to pinpoint the exact location.
For two decades, I've had a passion for film locations and film-related travel. Now I'd like to share this passion and its fruits through this blog. I've amassed vast image archives that still need to be converted into posts, and there are many new findings that are still waiting to be photographed, so please be patient.
While some of these locations have been covered elsewhere, many others represent my own research and appear here for the first time. I hope you'll enjoy the site.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
End of the Game (1975)
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You did an excellent job: it's highly interesting, congratulations! As a swiss citizen, I find this movie intriguing. I see the Castle of Vullierens evedry day from my home, but I did not know that a Tea party member (JV) and fan of Trump was there as an actor! Poor castle! PiReplyDelete