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The Suspects (1974)

Les suspects (original title)
PG | | Crime, Drama | April 1976 (USA)
A young American tourist is found dead in the south of France. The possible culprits are numerous so the police investigates to discover what she's done during the five weeks she spent in France before being murdered.

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Candice Strasberg
Paul Meurisse ...
Laurent Kirchner
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Procureur Delarue
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Commissaire Bonetti
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Le juge Souftries
Jacques Fabbri ...
Commissaire Bretonnet
Renaud Verley ...
Bernard Vauquier
Jean-Claude Dauphin ...
Solnes
Marie-Hélène Breillat ...
Carlyne
Marco Perrin ...
Gabriel
Giampiero Albertini ...
Matteo Gallone
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Marcello Angiotti
Cirylle Spiga ...
Campanez
Luce Garcia-Ville
Henri Vilbert
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A young American tourist is found dead in the south of France. The possible culprits are numerous so the police investigates to discover what she's done during the five weeks she spent in France before being murdered.

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Crime | Drama

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Who killed Mimsy Farmer?
19 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've rated "Les Suspects" as somewhat below par and below the current IMDb rating of 6.3 to indicate that I think it falls rather flat. This is not for want of trying to be good. It has a terrific cast. It maintains interest by a complex screenplay that involves parallel police investigations by different officials of the murder of Mimsy Farmer. It inserts flashbacks that keep us interested. It has a panoply of different characters, and here it becomes clichéd. And yet the overall impact is not satisfying. Something is missing. The tone of the film is wry and sardonic, critical of the police and human failings in the investigations, but it doesn't win us over. We get to know a few of the characters quite well, such as those of Farmer and Paul Meurisse, but others remain rather blank. The movie is not a complete misfire but it's heading in that direction.


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