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Dirty Hands (1975)
"Les innocents aux mains sales" (original title)

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Saint Tropez, 1975. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the assassination of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Julie Wormser
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Louis Wormser
François Maistre ...
Commissaire Lamy
Paolo Giusti ...
Jeff Marle
François Perrot ...
Georges Thorent
Hans Christian Blech ...
Le juge / Judge (as Hans-Christian Blech)
Pierre Santini ...
Commissaire Villon
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Maître Albert Légal
Henri Attal ...
Police Officer
Serge Bento ...
Directeur de Banque
Jean Cherlian ...
Le policier du bateau
Jurgens Doeres ...
(as Jurgen Doeres)
Gilbert Servien
Dominique Zardi ...
Police officer
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Saint Tropez, 1975. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the assassination of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following day, and becomes therefore prime suspect. Where is Louis' body? Where is Jeff? Is there any secret beyond a door? Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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Savage Greed. Searing Sex. Shattering Suspense. See more »


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'Romy Schneider' dubbed herself in the final English language version (besides filming the scenes with Rod Steiger in English). See more »

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Fascinating.
30 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I would like to give this wonderful film more than 7 points but it cannot measure up to the superb 'Helene' group of films Chabrol made during the period immediately prior to it.

Many reviews and books are rather scathing about 'Les Innocents aux mains salles', and this disregard, although understandable is largely unfounded. I must admit that the first time I watched it I found the dubbing disappointing and was a little disappointed by the rather casual approach of both director and actors. However by the third viewing a strange fascination and sense of immersion had developed, a state a lover of Chabrol's films will recognise. The deficiencies which the film has do little to detract from it's strange unearthly colour, the disturbing architecture and the 'otherness' evident in the most mundane acts and settings. Added to this it is a rather good thriller with plenty of plot twists and wrong turns.

This film, perhaps because it isn't one of Chabrol's best makes clear to me why he is such a talent. To clarify this I will point out that no other French director, new wave or otherwise interests me at all and I really think I only have a peripheral interest in film. This film is so un self conscious,playful and yet deeply sinister it makes a mockery of any serious analysis. Chabrol confounds those who attempt to analyse or compare him and this film is perhaps the best example of this, you can only enter the reality presented, experience and perhaps enjoy.


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