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No Pockets in a Shroud (1974)

Un linceul n'a pas de poches (original title)
Michel Dolannes resigns from a major newspaper as a journalist to launch a new journal 'Le Cosmopolite' which reveals all kinds of shady deals.One day, he is killed but who is the killer ?

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Comissaire Bude
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Culli
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Thomas
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Laurence
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Raymond (as Michel Lonsdale)
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Le docteur Carlille
Jean-Pierre Mocky ...
Michel Dolannes
Martine Sarcey ...
Madame Mardène
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Justin Blesh
Myriam Mézières ...
Mira Barnowski
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Nathaël Grissom
Christian Duvaleix ...
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Jess Hahn ...
Walter
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Avril
Alan Adair ...
David
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Michel Dolannes resigns from a major newspaper as a journalist to launch a new journal 'Le Cosmopolite' which reveals all kinds of shady deals.One day, he is killed but who is the killer ?

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17 March 1975 (USA)  »

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Dolannes Melodie
Written by Paul De Senneville and Olivier Toussaint
Performed by Jean-Claude Borelly
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Another Mocky's botched job.
15 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Jean -Pierre Mocky has made a lot of movies ;few gained critical acclaim and few (if any) were commercial successes.

Although an adaptation of an American novel,the movie is Frenchie to the core.It has ,mainly in its first part a crude dialog ,using the word "baiser" (=f...)in almost every line.

This film does nothing but state the obvious:a newspaper which wants to tell the truth all the truth and nothing but the truth is a hackneyed subject;and Mocky treats his subject like a bull in a china shop.Besides ,he cannot even enhance the all-star male cast (Londsdale,Serrault,Constantin...) the production generously bestowed on him;one should add that the female cast is rather poor (Sylvia "Emmanuelle" Krystel is very bad but one can see her swim in the nude in her pool).

From time to time Mocky makes a good work ("l'albatros" is probably the most interesting) but they are oases in the desert of a burned out career.


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