Last time: the closing scene of the pilot of AMC's The Killing
1x05 of ZDF's Bron/Broen
One of the detectives cheats on his wife, and ends up leaving his wallet at the woman's house. When his partner comes to dinner, she returns the wallet, saying that the woman (from whom he was supposed to be retrieving business records) turned it in at the station. Even though at this point in time the wife is entirely unsuspicious as to the adultery, and the moment passes without suspicion, it's just enough to make the whole family dinner scene uncomfortable.
Later in the episode, the character is getting into bed with his wife, and when he drops his pants, his wallet falls out of the pocket, suggesting both to him and the viewer how he lost it the first time. And again, it's not a dramatic moment; it's just kind of in there, and it creates exactly the kind of shamed awkwardness that's going through the character's mind--and both this shot and the dinner scene shot are taken from a wide angle, rather than focusing in on his facial expressions or his movements, which I feel like is more typical of shots that are trying to establish the inner narratives of characters. (If someone is looking at photographs nostalgically, for instance, the camera will show close-ups of the photos, the character's hands, their facial expression as they view these photos.)
Instead, these scenes hail you into this character's mind while simultaneously keeping you at a visual distance.
I'm not sure how you'd translate that into writing, but it was awesome and understated and unusual (to me).