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Fantomas (1964)

Fantômas (original title)
Criminal mastermind Fantômas, a man of a thousand faces, is unhappy with Fandor, a journalist whose written a fictive interview of him. He kidnaps Fandor, threatens to kill him, but first ... See full summary »

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Marie-Hélène Arnaud ...
Anne-Marie Peysson ...
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Christian Toma ...
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Michel Duplaix ...
Un inspecteur
Andrée Tainsy ...
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Hugues Wanner
Henri Attal ...
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Jacques Berger
Pierre Collet ...
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Henri Guégan
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Criminal mastermind Fantômas, a man of a thousand faces, is unhappy with Fandor, a journalist whose written a fictive interview of him. He kidnaps Fandor, threatens to kill him, but first goes about ruining the journalist's reputation by committing a sensational crime in Fandor's guise. Hot on the trail is police Commissaire Juve, so Fantômas commits a crime looking like him. Soon, our intrepid heroes, Fandor and Juve, with the help of Fandor's girlfriend Hélène, are on the mastermind's trail, but who's in control? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Men Hunt Him Down - Women Look Him Up! Super-Thief ... Master Lover ... He's out to ransack the world!


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4 November 1964 (France)  »

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Trivia

Mylène Demongeot said in her memoirs that Jean Marais was very jealous of Louis de Funès success and Marais was not so involved with the rest of the crew. See more »

Goofs

Fandor and Juve don't see Fantomas jump out of the locomotive, nevertheless they continue the chase and they arrive to the beach just after Fantomas take his boat. See more »

Connections

Followed by Fantômas se déchaîne (1965) See more »

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just Fantomas
1 October 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

first, it is expression of a long and solid tradition of French comedy. second, it is a brilliant demonstration of the wise use of clichés of a genre for a fascinating work. third, it reminds the genius of an impeccable art of Louis de Funes, the flavor of a time, the seduction of Jean Marais, the fine mix between action, humor and cultural references. a film who reminds more than presents. because , part of an easy genre, it is made with beautiful precision. its atmosphere remains seductive after a half of century. it remains a lesson of cinema in front with contemporary comedies/action films. short, a delight. nostalgic, nice, touching. and a character who seems be symbol of dark fears and secret fascination of bad.


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