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Le trio infernal (1974)

A cunning French legal adviser teams up with an unemployed German girl and her sister to commit murders in Marseille.

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Georges Sarret
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Philomena Schmidt
Mascha Gonska ...
Catherine Schmidt
Philippe Brizard ...
Chambon
Jean Rigaux ...
Villette
Monica Fiorentini ...
Magali
Luigi Zerbinati
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Detreuil
Monique Tarbès ...
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Noemie
Francis Claude ...
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Pierre Dac ...
Insurance doctor
Jean-Pierre Honoré
Henri Piccoli
Martine Ferrière
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A cunning French legal adviser teams up with an unemployed German girl and her sister to commit murders in Marseille.

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Comedy | Crime | Horror

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22 May 1974 (France)  »

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The Infernal Trio  »

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Who said Things can't go wrong in France?
28 February 2006 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

It's not too hard to understand what this film is aiming at: It's a farce about the moral of the bourgeoisie, drawn into it's ridiculous opposite by evil mastermind Michel Piccoli and his two willing helpers. The problem is, the figures are way too one-dimensional; they are more caricatures than real persons. How then display a critique of the society that helps create people like this and protects them by judging not from deeds or character, but from class and status? The murderous trio's actions go their calm, undisturbed way, no one minds it, no one asks. Add a bit of nudity here and there, some frivolity, some virginal innocence as counterpart, mix it up, and what do you get? A would-be-comedy that wants to be art. Considering this is based on actual events, the reconstruction leaves an even worse taste. For a film from the worlds leading film nation, filmed during the most promising decades of film and starring good actors, a major disappointment.


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