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Golden Night (1976)

Nuit d'or (original title)
After his family tries to kill him and he has been pronounced dead, Michel returns to vex them. He presents each one with a voodoo doll, warning of their fate.

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Jean-Luc Bideau ...
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Anna, la mère de Michel
Raymond Bussières ...
Charron, un joueur
Valérie Pascale ...
Catherine, la petite fille
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Catherine Arditi ...
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Martine de Breteuil ...
La femme sur le banc public
Jean-Pierre Sentier ...
L'indicateur au parking
Robert Bury
Herta Gaupmann ...
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After his family tries to kill him and he has been pronounced dead, Michel returns to vex them. He presents each one with a voodoo doll, warning of their fate.

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Forgotten surreal masterpiece!
15 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This thriller was no big hit, nor in terms of a Klaus Kinski movie neither as a successful seventies thriller. This French-German co-production tells the story of a maniac who survives a suicide attempt and tries to kill his relatives one after another to take his revenge.

The story is mean, but the settings, the photography and the colors are great. The backgrounds consist of dark old houses in Paris, streets at night and surreal colored interiors, like a mixture of the German Edgar Wallace movies in the sixties and Dario Argento's Italian giallos. The colors are really "washed out", and I have never seen such a blurred and pale movie.

There are also some really shocking scenes, like a bound, gagged and hanged schoolgirl in a kitchen room or an old Lady with heavy make-up humiliating a dwarf - scenes like from a Bunuel or Fellini movie. Check out this rather unknown surreal thriller with a fanatic and possessed Klaus Kinski!


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