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Georges Simenon (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
13 October 1971 (France) See more »
Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alain Delon ... Jean Lavigne

Simone Signoret ... Veuve Couderc Tati
Ottavia Piccolo ... Félicie
Jean Tissier ... Henri
Monique Chaumette ... Françoise
Boby Lapointe ... Désiré
Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Pierre Collet ... Le commissaire Mallet
Robert Favart
André Rouyer ... Policeman
François Valorbe ... Le colonel croix-de-feu

Directed by
Pierre Granier-Deferre 
Writing credits
Georges Simenon (based on the novel by)

Pierre Granier-Deferre (adaptation) and
Pascal Jardin (adaptation)

Pascal Jardin (dialogue)

Produced by
Raymond Danon .... producer
Maurice Jacquin .... associate producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Walter Wottitz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jean Ravel 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
Set Decoration by
Charles Merangel 
Costume Design by
Jacques Cottin (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Maud Begon .... makeup artist
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
Jacqueline Juillard .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ralph Baum .... production manager
Alain Belmondo .... unit manager
Lionel de Sousa .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-François Delon .... second assistant director
Philippe Lefebvre .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert André .... assistant art director
Georges Glon .... assistant art director
Charles Merangel .... set dresser
Sound Department
Yvan Dacquay .... sound assistant
Jean Labussière .... sound
Alex Pront .... sound mixer: S.I.S. - Le Garenne
Jean Rieul .... sound mixer: S.I.S. - Le Garenne
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Valery Ivanow .... assistant camera (as Valéry Ivanow)
Yves Pouffary .... assistant camera
Victor Rodrigue .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Michèle Robert-Lauliac .... assistant editor (as Michèle Robert)
Music Department
Jean-Michel Defaye .... orchestration
William Flageollet .... music engineer (uncredited)
Other crew
Nicole Cateux .... administrator
Odette Darrigol .... production secretary
Mauricette Laglasse .... administrator
Hélène Sébillotte .... script girl
Henri Vergnes .... location manager

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Hungary:90 min | West Germany:89 min | USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Continuity: Not one stain of blood on Alain Delon's immaculate white shirt after his character has been shot by a barrage of gendarmes.See more »


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Delon is Indelible, As Usual, 20 November 2007
Author: Pamela-5 from Los Angeles, California

The person who wrote that she (?) thought that, perhaps, no one in America had seen this film is wrong! I saw it in Los Angeles when it first came out, in the early '70s. Granted, it did not leave a great impression upon me. What left a great impression upon me was, bien sur, the wonderful Alain Delon. Sigh. Sorry! Can't help it! I will remember everything he was in until the day I die! After seeing this film, I remember afterwards, recollecting the scenes with him and the younger gal with whom he was dallying, and thinking, "That actress should PAY to play that role!" Again, sorry! Of course, Signoret was fantastic, as she always was.

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