Marseille is being terrorised by a serial killer who seems to have access to wealthy women. Detective Louis Schneider is put on the case but his personal life is such a mess that it starts to affect his work as a police man and his superiors decide to pull him off in favor of a young and upcoming cop. Schneider, however, is determined to find the killer and with a feeling that he’s got nothing to loose he’ll stop the murders at any cost…
Sound and Vision:
The images are depressing, dark and if you believe this movie Marseille is a city that’s in ruins. Technically things are pretty much ok though with just enough detail to keep things easy to follow and no obnoxious compression errors that spoil the fun.
The sound is reasonable but that’s as far as it goes. The 2.0 track does its job but nothing more.
MR73 is the third movie by former cop Olivier Marchal who has a tendency to make extremely hard police movies but MR73 is a bit off. The “in your face” filming is present but it’s like you’re watching two movies. One is about the current case of a serial killer roaming the streets of the city, and the second is a story about a killer who was caught years ago and is about to get parole while the daughter of his last victim is being traumatised by this. The man who brings these two stories together is detective Louis Schneider but unfortunately it doesn’t feel like a whole. The link between both stories isn’t clear and it’s hard to get any feeling with the main characters.
MR73 lacks the hyper-energetic acting of other recent French movies (which is a plus) but doesn’t manage to come over as a solid whole. A missed chance