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At the beginning of this movie, while credit titles are still running, you are immersed in an atmosphere that mix your feelings, with dark winter night, clapping rain on windows and a marvelous music (composed by Georges Delerue) which evoke merry-go-round, barrel organ and festive childhood.
And then the music stops and you enter in an austere police office for a questioning on the murder of two children.
No show off. No special effects. Dialogue.
And you discover how sad and lonesome adults can be sometimes in their games or duties.
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