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Ten Days Wonder (1971)

La décade prodigieuse (original title)
Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the ... See full summary »

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Charles Van Horn - le fils déséquilibré de Théo
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Paul Regis - un psychologue, l'ancien professeur de Charles
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Hélène Van Horn - la jeune épouse de Théo
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Théo Van Horn - un multimillionnaire qui vit en despote dans sa maison
Guido Alberti ...
Ludovic Van Horn - le frère et régisseur de Théo
Ermanno Casanova ...
Vieillard borgne
Mathilde Ceccarelli ...
Réceptionniste hôtel
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Charles enfant
Aline Mantovani ...
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Corinne Koeningswarter ...
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Mère Théo
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Petite fille du train
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Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful tycoon father (Orson Welles). Welcomed by Welles' young wife (Marlene Jobert), Piccoli soon finds a nest of rats beneath the bourgeoisie voluptuousness -- a clan bound in a circle of illicit romance, blackmail, faked burglaries and, of course, murder. Written by joeyc187

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The HOW and the WHY of a murder... as well as the WHO. See more »

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Mystery | Drama

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Although this film is based on one of the most renowned of the Ellery Queen detective novels, it removes entirely the character of Ellery Queen. See more »

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Paul Regis: There is no room for gods like you among men.
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Pour moi mon chagrin
de Dominique Zardi
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Boring Work, Even Worse Acting

This so called "thriller" did none of the above, mainly it only made me insensitive to the terrible acting portrayed in the film. About one hour is wasted by the director in presenting incomprehensible scenes from a spoiled and wealthy family. Hopkins is terrible here, playing an annoying rich junkie who doesn't know if he has killed someone or not. The others are squandered away in unmoving, flat dialogue and the end does not surprise anyone at all with its proclamation. Slow and tepid also....


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