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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Relatives  »

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CAD 1,450,000 (estimated)
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The movie wasn't released in the USA until 1981 and 1982 which was around three to four years after it had premiered in France early in 1978. See more »

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Claude Chabrol's masterpiece.
28 October 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

When Patricia Newell is attacked after witnessing her cousin's murder,Detective Carrella searches the city for her killer.Identifying the murderer after an intensive manhunt,Patricia is sent to live with relatives in the country.For Carrella the case is closed...or is it?"Blood Relatives" is an overlooked masterpiece.Donald Sutherland plays a cop and it's nice to see Donald Pleasance in a small role as a child molester.The conclusion is pretty disturbing.Still "Blood Relatives" is more of a mystery than a horror film,so fans of gore will be disappointed.A must-see for fans of old-fashioned mystery movies.9 out of 10.


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