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Bad Liaisons (1955)

Les mauvaises rencontres (original title)
Through her answers to police inspector Corbin's questions, investigating Dr Danieli's suicide, Catherine Racan draws her self-portrait. The ambitious young journalist indeed tells how she ... See full summary »

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Blaise Walter (as Jean Claude Pascal)
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Catherine Racan
Gaby Sylvia ...
Hélène Ducouret
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Alain Bergère
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L'inspecteur Forbin
Giani Esposito ...
Pierre Jaeger
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Le docteur Jacques Daniéli
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Through her answers to police inspector Corbin's questions, investigating Dr Danieli's suicide, Catherine Racan draws her self-portrait. The ambitious young journalist indeed tells how she got to Paris with Pierre, her tender lover and how she soon got rid of him ; how she met brilliant, powerful newspaper editor Blaise Walter ; how she became the Egeria of young photographer Alain Bergère ; how she came into contact with Dr. Danieli and how he helped her to terminate her pregnancy... Written by Guy Bellinger

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21 October 1955 (France)  »

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Bad encounters of the last kind
29 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Alexandre Astruc himself once told how this movie had badly dated.Seen today,it is terribly boring.Handicapped by constant voice over provided by the leading actress in a funeral voice and by the "narrator" who ridiculously sermonizes about today's -that is to say in the fifties - youth,this story seems too intellectual ,too superficial ,to move us deeply .Even a burning subject (abortion) was not that new since Henri-Georges Clouzot had already broached it in his classic "Le Corbeau" a decade earlier.The entire story is told with flashbacks ,the heroine sitting in a police station .Alexandre Astruc would do much better with his fine adaptation of Guy De Maupassant's "Une Vie" (1958).In that movie,the voice over is never irritating ,for Claude Renoir's dazzling cinematography easily makes up for it.


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