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Rider on the Rain (1970)

Le passager de la pluie (original title)
A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Mélancolie Mau
Gabriele Tinti ...
Tony Mau
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Inspector Toussaint
Jean Piat ...
M. Armand
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Nicole
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Tania
Annie Cordy ...
Juliette
Ellen Bahl ...
Madeleine Legauff
Steve Eckardt ...
U.S. officer
Jean-Daniel Ehrmann
Marika Green ...
Hostess at Tania's
Yves Massard ...
(as Yves Massart)
Marc Mazza ...
The Passenger (Mac Guffin)
Marcel Pérès ...
Station Master
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Storyline

A beautiful young woman in the South of France is stalked by, then raped by, a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. Later, an American investigator turns up, and to her horror he seems to know everything about what she has done...... Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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21 January 1970 (France)  »

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Rain  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Bronson tried to get this remade in 1983 for Cannon Films, with him reprising the Harry Dobbs role, but plans fell through and the project was abandoned. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blue Nude (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Le passager de la pluie
(la chanson du film)
Lyrics by Sébastien Japrisot
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Josiane Grizeau
Bande original disque Somethin'Else
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6 July 2004 | by (Kingston,Ont, Canada) – See all my reviews

I finally tracked down a copy of this rare gem on VHS here in T.O. and what can I say, this is an underrated and unique piece of fimmaking. I don't believe there's been anything like it before or since. The best use of Bronson's action hero persona since "Once Upon a Time in the West". It really is a shame that in the thirty plus years of Bronson's film career that he never found anything approaching this quality. Intelligently written and beautifully filmed, the movie resembles something of a photographed play with the lovely Marlene Jobert and Charlie squaring off in an unusual cat and mouse tale almost entirely consisting of their two characters during its' running time. I am officially begging either Anchor Bay or Blue Underground or whoever to produce a widescreen DVD of this little known film treasure.


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