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

 |  Drama  |  4 December 1959 (France)
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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

Complete credited cast:
Madeleine Robinson ...
Antonella Lualdi ...
Léda
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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
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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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(Westrex Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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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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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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