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Someone Behind the Door (1971)
"Quelqu'un derrière la porte" (original title)

GP  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  28 July 1971 (France)
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A neurosurgeon with a cheating wife takes an amnesiac into his home and conditions him to believe that the cheating wife is his own and to take the "appropriate" action.

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The Stranger
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Laurence Jeffries
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Frances Jeffries
Henri Garcin ...
Paul Damien
Adriano Magistretti ...
Andrew
Agathe Natanson ...
Lucy
Viviane Everly ...
Young Girl on Beach
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Intern
Carl Studer ...
Fisherman (as Carl J. Studer)
Denise Péronne ...
Nurse
Isabelle Del Rio ...
Nurse
Silvana Blasi ...
Mrs. Evans
Colin Mann ...
Sgt. Gordon
Yves Elliot ...
Policeman
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Dr. Laurence Jeffries, a neurosurgeon, intent on his research, neglects his wife Frances. The frustrated woman accordingly takes a lover, Paul Damien, a French journalist. When he realizes what is going on, Laurence has only one thing in mind, vengeance. A diabolical idea comes to him: why not use one of his patients, an amnesiac, as his instrument of revenge? He soon implements his plan, taking the amnesiac into his home and making him believe that Frances is HIS wife, that she cheats on him and that he has to eliminate her... Written by Guy Bellinger

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No memory, no name, no mind: This man will act out someone else's insanity and revenge.

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Crime | Drama

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Althoough this is a French film, all three lead actors are actually American. The rest of the cast is European. In addition, the film was shot in English. See more »

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Strong.
16 July 2009 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Nicolas Gessner adapted well this story from a french bestseller,with two great stars Charles Bronson,and Anthony Perekins.

Now it's really about acting and story,I mean this just could not be a bad movie.

I feel like most of us wanted to see Charles Bronson playing a character we could not decide who is he in this situation.This role shows he's real acting skills are better than what you think.

This film was not just a mirror exercises for him,today when we just crying back real character filling,this film has real right to exist for crime -thriller fans,and all for those wants to see a good drama.

While this is not a feel good movie,you have to understand it's about how important something that now I can not tell you cause,it will hurt your watch.

7/10-recommended.


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