I’m finally getting back to watching and blogging movies some more. I started this TV movie back in August, and just now watched segments up to the end of part 3.
It’s quite good, and it’s making me take back some of what I said about portrayals of the police in Soviet-era cops ‘n robbers shows. I’ve often explained how, in Brilliantovaya Ruka and others, the police are portrayed as omniscient and virtuous. Vokzal dlya dvoikh is a slight exception, but that one isn’t a cops ‘n robbers show.
Mesto Vstreachi is interesting in that it shows conflicts, corruption, befuddlement and interesting personalities within a criminal investigating unit. And there was one segment where the two main characters were disagreeing about due process — whether it was right for the police to commit crimes to trap the bad guys.
I’m eager to see how that turns out.
There’s a lot more to the movie than that, but that’s all I’ll mention, at least for now.
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