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Le monte-charge (1962)

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Robert Herbin
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Marthe Dravet
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L'inspecteur / The Inspector
Maurice Biraud ...
Adolphe Ferry
Mag-Avril ...
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André Badin ...
L'agent cycliste
Etienne Bierry ...
Un bistrot
Pascale Brouillard ...
Nicole - la petite fille
Claude Ferna
Paul Gay
Maurice Garrel ...
Le policier chez la vendeuse #2
Georges Géret ...
Un homme se disputant au bar
Charles Lavialle ...
Un bistrot
Robert Moor
Jeanne Pérez ...
La vendeuse
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He'd thought he'd found love. She thought she'd found an alibi. They both found they were wrong. See more »

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Italian censorship visa # 38787 delivered on 7-11-1962. See more »

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a stunning mirage of despair ....
4 September 2015 | by (France) – See all my reviews

"Le Monte-Charge" is a hell of hidden treasure in french film noir. And it's the best opus in the Frederic Dard-Robert Hossein cooperation. How can such a nugget be forgotten for so long time? At last, it's available on DVD and blue-ray. Maybe french films noirs need a complete encyclopedia so we can discover such gems.

"Le Monte-Charge" offers us a real noir crime drama with a diabolical machination. Without telling the story (already told by the other reviewers), the result is an amazing and insane atmosphere, sharply photographed by not so unknown André Bac ("Le Jour Se Lève") with dazzling views by night. A lot of very strong surprises all through the movie. I was stuck in front of this mirage of despair.

The main city where the movie is shot is Asnières (next to the station street with the cinema Alcazar).

If you love old fine french noir movies with old settings (french restaurants, cars, stores... ), jump on it and enjoy, you will place your disc next to "Les Diaboliques" by Clouzot.


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