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Leda (1959)

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A wealthy wine grower has trouble with his wife, his children, his best friend, and his mistress across the way, who is murdered.

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Cast

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Léda
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Jeanne Valérie ...
Elisabeth
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Julie, the maid
André Jocelyn ...
Richard Marcoux
Mario David ...
Roger, the milkman
László Szabó ...
Laszlo's friend
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André Dino ...
The police inspector
Raymond Pélissier ...
The gardener
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Storyline

Leda, the flirt of Monsieur Marcoux is murdered. His wife and the police think, that the murderer was the milk-man, the friend of the maid, but Marcoux' daughter's fiance Lazo, who is aware of the corrupt situation in that family doesn't agree with them. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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4 December 1959 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Director Chabrol originally intended on casting Suzy Parker and Charles Boyer in the roles eventually played by Antonella Lualdi and Jacques Dacqmine, but neither decision worked out. See more »

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Referenced in Breathless (1960) See more »

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Serenade in B-flat Major
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A Hitchcockian Classic!
9 January 2006 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

What a great discovery this movie is which has finally been released on DVD. It is a beautiful and haunting film that demands to be seen multiple times. It features a standout performance from Jean-Paul Belmondo at his Breathless best, playing the character of Laszlo Kovacs. At times brutally honest about relationships, this film works as both a murder mystery and social comment -- much like Renoir's "Rules of the Game." It also feature several suspenseful scenes that are so intricately composed and beautifully shot, Alfred Hitchcock would undoubtedly be jealous. I highly recommend this film for anyone interested in New Wave cinema and classics from the world.


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