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Armaguedon (1977)

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After years of poverty, Carrier, a repairman, inherits a large sum of money upon his brother's death in an accident. Now rich, he decides it is time to make his mark and be known at any cost. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, he begins to threaten police and the government signing his tracts, "Armaguedon". A detective from Interpol heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an ... See full summary »

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Dr. Michel Ambrose
Jean Yanne ...
Louis Carrier
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Albert, dit 'Einstein'
Marie Déa ...
Gisèle Valin, la tante de Louis Carrier
Michel Creton ...
Bob
Robert Dalban ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Gabriel Cattand ...
Jimmy Laurent - L'animateur de 'Welcome la vie'
Guy Saint-Jean ...
Dupré
Georges Riquier ...
Un membre de la préfecture de police
Alan Adair ...
Le ministre anglais de l'industrie
Claudine Berg
Rosario Borelli
Philippe Chemin
Michèle Cotta ...
Une journaliste TV
Anna Gaylor ...
Une commerçante
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After years of poverty, Carrier, a repairman, inherits a large sum of money upon his brother's death in an accident. Now rich, he decides it is time to make his mark and be known at any cost. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, he begins to threaten police and the government signing his tracts, "Armaguedon". A detective from Interpol heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an international conference of world leaders in Paris. Written by Aline

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Average thriller
21 September 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The movie is worth seeing because it stars Alain Delon (a psychologist who collaborates with police) and Jean Yanne, a psychopathic criminal with terrorist aspirations.

Maybe the film is more interesting today than in 1977, because now we live in a period in which terrorist threat is global. In a certain way "Armaguedon" is 25 years ahead of its time.

Unfortunately, although still watchable, the movie lacks a real confrontation between the two main actors, and that's a pity -because thriller is one of the genres French filmmakers are excellent in. In the film Delon and Yanne never meet really... It's a script mistake, which director Alain Jessua admits.

There's some action, but the film is more psychological than physical -it's not like many banal Hollywood action movies. But it's not a memorable movie, the final part goes too fast -it spoils the tension settled so far.


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