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Fantomas Unleashed (1965)

Fantômas se déchaîne (original title)
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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Storyline

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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Fantomas Strikes Back  »

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The parachute sequence at the end of the movie was the first of its kind filmed in a big screen format. Photography was done in free fall by camera operator Jean-Jacques Dubourg. Interestingly enough, the opening sequence of the James Bond movie Moonraker (1979) is in many regards very similar to this scene, which is all the more worth mentioning as the De Funès / Marais Fantômas series is widely regarded as a Bond spoof. See more »

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The character (played by Jacques Dynam) of the main lieutenant of Comissaire Juve changes name between "Fantômas" (1964) - where he's called Michel, and "Fantômas se déchaîne" (1965) - where he's going by the first name Bertrand. 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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James Bondesque comedy
16 June 2001 | by (Paris, Fr) – See all my reviews

This episode is definitely the more entertaining of the series starring de Funès and Jean Marais. After the rather flat Fantômas (1964) and before a weird #3 where the evil genius becomes a base racketeer who occasionally kills a Lord in a Scottish manor, Fantômas se déchaîne is well packed with action and fun.

OK the directing is pretty lame and you'd better discovering this movie as a child since an over-the-top De Funès with all the James Bond toolkit spoofing can't make up for all the lack of rhythm. On the whole De Funès and Jean Marais are perfect to make the whole thing work throughout that good model of what was and is lacklustre yet popular French cinema.


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