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Black comedy about solitude and dishumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bernard Blier ...
Inspecteur Morvandieu / Insp. Morvandieu
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L'assassin / The murderer
Denise Gence ...
L'hôtesse / The hostess
Marco Perrin ...
Le maçon / The man in undershirt
Jean Benguigui ...
L'homme en noir / The hired killer
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Le jeune femme / The young woman at the end
Jean Rougerie ...
Eugène Léonard, le témoin
Liliane Rovère ...
Josyane
Bernard Crombey ...
Le toubib / The doctor (as Bernard Crommbey)
Michel Fortin ...
L'escogriffe
Roger Riffard ...
Le garde de la tour
Maurice Travail ...
Le garde du terrain vague
Nicole Desailly ...
La femme divorcée
Pierre Frag ...
L'homme divorcé
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Black comedy about solitude and dishumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour is the police chief-inspector Morvandieu. Then a third man appears : he is Alphonse's wife's murderer... Bizarre and unreal. Written by Yepok

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19 December 1979 (France)  »

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When Insp. Morvandieu fires his gun, for the first time and at the end, he shoots 10 rounds in a row without reloading, whereas he uses a 6 chambers revolver. See more »

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Referenced in 'Merci la vie' (1991) See more »

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Quatuor Opus 51 No 1
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Surreal and brilliant
17 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I won't go into the plot, it's not important, except to say that it centres on a "friendship" between three men. One may have murdered someone in the subway. One is a probably homicidal detective. And the third murdered the first man's wife. This is a French film, and it's hard to see it working well in any other language or setting. The sudden shift to the countryside is a little jarring, but that would be my only minor criticism of the film.


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