MR73 is a grim film involving lots of damaged people and some very nasty crimes, but at times the pursuit of the sex-killer is secondary(nice series of clues for those of us who follow these things though). As in 36 the cops are at war with themselves just as much as with the criminals, and procedure is honoured only in the breach and never the observance. But this we know from Spiral and La Balance etc etc, what will make or break the film for most of us I expect is the performance of Auteuil. The other cops have a 2D quality, All Bad or All Unlucky, but Auteuil's character has a back story. The script seemed to sag badly in the middle but ended up by being on target; in the end a film about displaced love rather than directed rage.