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Le voleur de crimes (1969)

Jean (Trintignant), a psychopath, casually witnesses a young woman's suicide. In his sick mind, he begins to be convinced he murdered her and starts sending letters to newspapers with ... See full summary »


(as Nadine Marquand Trintignant)


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Credited cast:
Jean Girod
Christian, dit Tian
Olga Girod, la femme de Jean (as Georgia Moll)
La logeuse
Tanya Lopert ...
Une consommatrice au bar
Karen Blanguernon ...
La suicidée
Serge Marquand ...
Guieff, l'ami de Christian
Lucienne Hamon ...
La femme traquée
Antoine Ouvrier ...
Le petit Antoine
Francis Girod ...
Le barman
Vicka Borg ...
La copine de Guieff (as Vica Borg)
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Jean (Trintignant), a psychopath, casually witnesses a young woman's suicide. In his sick mind, he begins to be convinced he murdered her and starts sending letters to newspapers with details of his "murder", which eventually lead to the police actually searching for him. As he is about to be caught, he meets a young woman Florinda (Bolkan) and the idea of a real crime begins to shatter his disturbed mind. Written by fabreu

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22 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The late sixties in France : the thrillers were "Le Clan Des Siciliens" "Adieu L'Ami" "Le Passager De LA Pluie".

"Le Voleur De Crimes" is also a thriller ,but it's completely different from EVERYTHING that was made in France at the time.It's not a facile movie,the kind of film which is easy to admire but not easy to like .The fact that it was made by a woman is all the more disturbing since it was a genre female directors had never tackled before ,but correct me if I'm wrong.Nadine Trintignant 's sophomore effort,it's a story of a young man who,after watching a woman commit suicide ,claims responsibility for the "crime" in an anonymous letter he sends to the Police.Even more disturbing :the part of this mythomaniac man is played by the director's husband,Jean-Louis Trintignant ,with his ideal-son-in-law look .Always straight-faced ,a light smile upon his face ,it's not the sinister killer stereotype.As the newspapers begin to write about the "mysterious "assassin,the "wrong man" has come to want to commit a true murder .

Even the scenes from daily life are strange : the café where the two man are counting in front of the bar,the fishmonger,the relationship with the wife and the child.The score is made of canticles sung in Latin (Gloria,Credo,Sanctus) or Greek (Kyrie) ,but they are given a pop or jazzy treatment.The end is filmed in black and white to give it a journalistic style.The whole movie is a long flashback.

Like this?try these.....

"Jeu De Massacre" and "Armaguedon" (both by Alain Jessua)

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