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Les liens de sang (1978)

Homicide detective Steve Carella is trying to solve the brutal murder of 17-year-old Muriel Stark. Her younger cousin Patricia, who saw the killer and barely escaped with her life, helps him. However, the case soon takes a bizarre turn.

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Aude Landry ...
Patricia Lowery
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Muriel Stark
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Andrew Lowery
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Mrs. Lowery
Walter Massey ...
Mr. Lowery
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Mrs. Carella
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James Doniac
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Armstrong
Kenny Ireland ...
Bert Klinger (as Ian Ireland)
Guy Hoffmann ...
Priest
Marguerite Lemir ...
Helene Beck
Gregory Giannis ...
Sully
Jan Rooney ...
Grandmother (as Jan Chamberlain)
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Captain Marriott
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Montreal: Late at night the teenage Patricia flees into a police department, covered all over with blood. She states together with her cousin she took shelter from rain in an entry way on their way home from a party, when an unknown man threatened them, forced her cousin to perform oral sex and then killed her. Patricia could barely escape. The police starts searching among the known sex criminals - but then Patricia changes her statement and states her brother Andrew, who had an affair with his cousin, was the murderer. Inspector Carella doesn't quite believe both the statements. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The Most Intimate Act Of All Is... ...Murder!


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October 1981 (USA)  »

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Blood Relatives  »

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CAD 1,450,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Actress Stéphane Audran and director Claude Chabrol were married. They had been married for for twenty-two years around the time that the film was released in America . See more »

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My brief review of the film
4 October 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A relatively interesting little mystery murder, the film is okay viewing despite some sections being dull and not lively. It is, however, surprisingly acted mundanely despite some great names in the cast, but the film does have enough going for it as it is. The music score used in the English version (the dubbed French version has a completely different soundtrack) is great, bouncy in bits and almost always adding to the action. Chabrol also sets up some great shots, and there are a few chilling moments to be had along the way. It is overall nothing too special of its type, but of its type, it is certainly a solid entry.


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