MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,068 this week

Leda (1959)
"À double tour" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 December 1959 (France)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 710 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 12 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (novel), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 26 Apr 2011
 
a list of 328 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 309 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 1085 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Leda" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Leda (1959)

Leda (1959) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Leda.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Le Boucher (1970)
Certificate: GP Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia
Certificate: M Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Charles Desvallées has good reasons to believe that his wife is cheating on him and hires a P.D. in order to prove himself right. Once he knows the lover is writer Victor Pégala, he drives ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet, Maurice Ronet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat. She is Marie Latour. In 1941, her husband Paul returns from the front, too weak to... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Gamblin, Antoine de Caunes
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After separation from his wife Robert moves to Vichy where he observes beautiful Juliette. Her fiance Patrick becomes jealous and attacks Robert. When Patrick disappears Robert is suspected to have killed him.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Mathilda May, Jacques Penot
The Swindle (1997)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Michel Serrault, François Cluzet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bob Letellier, a good looking rich kid who studies science, makes the acquaintance of Alain, a cynical and immoral young man. The latter introduces him to the existentialist circles of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Bob is invited to a party and becomes Clo's lover, a rich heiress.

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Pascale Petit, Andréa Parisy, Jacques Charrier
Violette (1978)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Actress Isabelle Huppert and director Claude Chabrol unite to tell this story of a woman who shuns her well-to-do upbringing and delves into a life of crime in this thriller.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet
Les novices (1970)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Directors: Guy Casaril, Claude Chabrol
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Annie Girardot, Jean Carmet
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Benoît Magimel, Suzanne Flon
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Charles Vanel, Jean Carmet
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A beautiful 18-year-old orphan escapes from a reformatory and hooks up wth a gang of jewel smugglers, and decides on a life of crime. However, she falls for and marries a policeman, putting... See full summary »

Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Mylène Demongeot, Henri Vidal, Béatrice Altariba
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madeleine Robinson ...
Antonella Lualdi ...
Léda
...
Jacques Dacqmine ...
Jeanne Valérie ...
Elisabeth
Bernadette Lafont ...
Julie, the maid
André Jocelyn ...
Richard Marcoux
Mario David ...
Roger, the milkman
László Szabó ...
Laszlo's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Dino ...
The police inspector
Raymond Pélissier ...
The gardener
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

4 December 1959 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Leda  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Breathless (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Serenade in B-flat Major
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Curiouser and curiouser
22 October 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Chabrol always could turn on the new-wave schizophrenia. Overly hyper at times, inspired at others.

Based on the novel "La Cle de la Rue Saint-Nicolas," a wine grower of not some little means, finds himself beset with problems on all sides, from his wife, his children, his best friend.....even his lover! Well, truth be known, SHE has problems herself - she is murdered!

Chabrol does a fair Hitchcockian impression, filming the demise of the mistress as he does, entirely with mirrors. Arguably the highlight of the movie.

To appreciate this film it would definitely assist to have had some exposure to French Cinema in the past. You may otherwise find the Chabrolian experience a rude and possibly confusing awakening. Be that as it may, this example of new-wave French artistry is understandably held in high esteem in many places.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jean-Paul Belmondo cestsibon
110 minutes? emg88
Discuss Leda (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?