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Fantômas se déchaîne (1965)

When Professor Marchand, a famous scientist, mysteriously disappears, the commissioner, Juve, immediately suspects Fantomas.

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Fantômas / Fandor / Professeur Lefèvre
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Jacques Dynam ...
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Albert Dagnant ...
Professeur Marchard
Christian Toma ...
Inspecteur
Michel Duplaix ...
Un inspecteur
Olivier De Funès ...
Michou
Florence Blot ...
La dame
Robert Le Béal ...
Le ministre
Pietro Tordi ...
Le président de l'Assemblée
Henri Attal ...
Le garde de Fantômas (as Henri Atal)
Dominique Zardi ...
Homme de main
Jacques Marin ...
L'agent de police ferroviaire
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Quand le professeur Marchand, un célèbre scientifique, disparaît mystérieusement, le commissaire Juve soupçonne tout de suite Fantomas. Entre temps le journaliste Fandor se déguise en Léfèvre, assistant de Marchand, et il est enlevé par Fantomas. Mais également le commissaire Juve tombe dans le piège pendant que Fantomas, lui aussi, se déguise en Léfevre et ils se retrouvent tous à Rome à un congrès scientifique. Fantomas aura le dessus et les intéressés se retrouveront dans son antre, prisonniers et, semble-t-il, sans aucune possibilité d'échapper à leur destin, accompagnés par la musique d'un orgue joué par Fantomas. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Les Nouvelles Aventures de Fantomas


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The character of the boy, Michou is played by Olivier De Funès, who is Louis de Funès's son. This is the first time the father and the son star together. See more »

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When Juve falls out of the plane near the end of the movie, he is very obviously played by a stunt double; moreover, the double wears badly concealed parachute packs on back and belly. See more »

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The opening credits' animation recreates sequences from the previous film in the series, Fantomas (1964). See more »

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FANTOMAS STRIKES BACK (Andre' Hunebelle, 1965) **1/2
18 August 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This one is actually superior to the first installment in the series (see above): the plot revolves around a couple of scientists who have each been working on a brain-washing device(!) and who had been hoping to unite their forces in order to perfect it - which places it, more or less, into the realm of science fiction; needless to say, Fantomas sees this as a good way to bring about world-domination (with him as its ruler) and promptly kidnaps them!

The heroic reporter couple and the comic police duo are back on the criminal's trail; however, this time around it's not only Fantomas who takes up various disguises to carry out his nefarious schemes (though the mask worn by the actor is too obvious and won't fool any audience member!) but also the other Jean Marais and De Funes/Juve!; another novelty is the more personal nature of the relationship between the Mylene Demongeot character and Marais/Fantomas: at one point, she's herself kidnapped and one almost expects their relationship to be developed into something approximating to a parallel romance, but it's never taken that far and we're soon back to more familiar (and less challenging) ground!

The finale takes place in Fantomas' volcanic hide-out; interestingly, footage from Haroun Tazieff's LES RENDEZ-VOUS DU DIABLE (1958) - a documentary about volcanic eruptions - was interspersed into the actual film for authenticity's sake...before it reverts to fancy, with the master criminal's racing-car converted instantaneously into a jet and taking flight!!


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