MovieChat Forums > The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) Discussion > Very progressive of the Italian Police.....

Very progressive of the Italian Police...


...to have a Detective Inspector who is only 21 years old (and frankly no good at her job!)

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I kept wondering about that to. They kept calling her a valuable officer but she never displayed any signs of competancy.

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I was wondering about that throughout the film as well. She was the worst police officer of all time. Not to mention rude and annoying. I remember when I saw the film I wanted to bitch slap her the whole time. Remember the way she shoved the people to the side on her way to the art museum at the beginning? This was before she went insane so it shows she was always like that. She didn't even say thanks to Alberto for giving her back her purse and paying for her taxi cab. Also she rudely clips the fingers of Marie with the art posters and doesn't even apologize.

In a way she was already evil even before going insane. I wish she died at the end.

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Even so, by no means did she deserve the terrible fate that happened to her and even if she was just killed I would've still felt bad about it.

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Also, what DOES "being good at one's job", for a 21 year old police officer that's Italian and female and/or otherwise, ACTUALLY entail?

Plus, she DOES eventually defeat the film's lead villain who is a serial rapist and a murderer (sorry for the spoilers), and not JUST by shooting him in the head from a distance by a gun, so its not like she is "that" incompetent, is it?

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