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The Inheritor (1973)
"L'héritier" (original title)

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Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death,nobody ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bart Cordell
Carla Gravina ...
Liza Rocquencourt
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Le nonce (André Berthier)
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David Loweinstein
Jean Desailly ...
Jean-Pierre Carnavan
Jean Martin ...
Mgr. Schneider
Maurice Garrel ...
Brayen
Pierre Grasset ...
Pierre Delmas
Maureen Kerwin ...
Lauren Korey
François Chaumette ...
Maître Georges Theron-Maillard
Michel Beaune ...
Frédéric Lambert
Marcel Cuvelier ...
Le Ministre
Fosco Giachetti ...
Luigi Balazzi
Anna Orso ...
Giovanella Cordell
Paul Amiot ...
Hugo Cordell
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Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death,nobody understandably expects much from him. They could not be wronger....! Written by Guy Bellinger

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The Exterminator  »

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14th highest grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

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No surprises and not much substance but engaging enough
14 August 2010 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Belmondo vehicle L'Heritier aka The Inheritor is at heart a rather silly 70s conspiracy thriller, but, after a lengthy start building up its playboy hero's past as he arrives back in France to assume control of his father's business empire after a dubious plane crash kills off his parents, it's an entertainingly silly one that gradually builds up a decent head of steam. It's filled with eccentricities and absurdities, from Belmondo's sexual pecadillos to an unexplained running joke with a Mayan stone tablet, and the plot and its French nationalist undertones don't stand up to too much examination – it seems German and Italian fascists are after control of his company to make up for losing World War Two. But it has a decent supporting cast (Jean Rochefort, Charles Denner and Maurice Grasset as a private detective who never speaks) and the odd neat touch like photos of Nixon and both Kennedys getting shot during a shootout at a political journalist's apartment that ends with an even more aerodynamically impossible throw of a conveniently live grenade than the notorious one in From Russia With Love. No surprises and not much substance, but former journalist Philippe's Labro's film passes a couple of hours without boring.


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