A super straight-arrow Swiss-German town becomes obsessed with upholding the law in this grim drama set in 1964. The cop is Sergeant Zumbuhl who cares nothing for political delicacy when doing his job. Recently the town has been plagued by drunk drivers so Zumbuhl has taken to standing outside the local pub to catch the drunks before they cause trouble. One night he arrests the mayor, who later retaliates by having Zumbuhl's misanthropic, stuttering son, who is an excellent motocross rider, thrown off the town team. Meanwhile Zumbuhl is given a choice, demotion or unemployment. He chooses the latter and next finds a dull job working at a railroad station. One night he finds a young woman who has been brutally raped, lying upon the railroad tracks. When Zumbuhl discovers that his own son harmed the girl he knows he has no choice but to see that justice is done. But his idea of justice is a little twisted and most unexpected.
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