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Rider on the Rain (1970)
"Le passager de la pluie" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Thriller, Drama  |  21 January 1970 (France)
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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 ...
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Marc Mazza ...
The Passenger (Mac Guffin)
Marcel Pérès ...
Station Master
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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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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Referenced in Blue Nude (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Le passager de la pluie
(la chanson du film)
Lyrics by Sébastien Japrisot
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Séverine
Bande original disque Somethin'Else
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Great change from the ordinary
29 July 2004 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

I find it hard to say why exactly but I liked this film. It was well made, well acted and different enough that it wasn't the usual predictable Hollywood pulp. I'd recommend it for anyone who has more than a few brain cells to rub together as at least a refreshing change of pace that shows films can be both different and entertaining.

Charles Bronson has a reputation for making mostly the other kinds of films so this is very different for him. The French spin adds something hard to define but enjoyable. The female lead is wonderful to watch too.

I found I really enjoyed the sets and locations and, yes, especially the rain. Perhaps rain overdoes some moodiness in a way but I find I love to see a film with rain in it as a backdrop. Maybe that comes from living in a place where I rarely see and real rain.

Nevertheless, I'd buy this if I could find it locally, especially if it was on wide format DVD. I don't think anyone who was behind the project gave it enough support when it was a new film (I originally saw it in an "art house" cinema) and I certainly don't think the mainstream types will support it now. I think it's a rare gem of film making and deserves to be preserved, owned and watched by lots of new people. I'll keep looking for it along with other rare but obscure gems I'd love to own.


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