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Un assassin qui passe (1981)

The story of a serial killer but bears little resemblance to a slasher movie. We know almost at once who the killer is and the emphasis is not on the murders but on his psychology as he ... See full summary »

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Ravic
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Pauline Klein
Richard Berry ...
Jacques
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Fontaine
Roland Bertin ...
L'homosexuel
Béatrice Camurat ...
Alice, l'amie de Ravic
Didier Flamand ...
Edouard, l'ami de Pauline
Jeanne Goupil ...
La prostituée
Nathalie Guérin ...
La serveuse
Amélie Prévost ...
La droguée
Jean-Pierre Sentier ...
Laurent
Alain Bertheau ...
Le suspect
Christine Datnowsky ...
L'employée de bureau
Jean-Louis Fortuit ...
Ferreri
Jean-Paul Muel ...
Le chef de service
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The story of a serial killer but bears little resemblance to a slasher movie. We know almost at once who the killer is and the emphasis is not on the murders but on his psychology as he falls in love with one of his prospective victims - a weakness which, of course, will be his downfall. Written by lament

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the lovely Laure awaits the attentions of both
18 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I nearly didn't watch this after reading the very few IMDb reviews which seemed to suggest the film was dull, uninteresting and suitable for twelve year olds. Something intrigued me, however, and I couldn't see a Trintignant film was likely to be completely without merit. In fact this is a must see film, yes, Trintignant is great and the other two leads, Carole Laure and Richard Berry are also very good and the tale is so well told. Yes, it is understated and I guess i wouldn't describe it as 'exciting' or 'fast paced' but I was hooked from the start and most intrigued for the duration. Nothing is overtly explained and we just have to watch as Berry as the lonely serial killer goes about his stuff, Trintignant similarly about his, as a most unorthodox cop, and the lovely Laure awaits the attentions of both. Some difficult territory explored and welcome recognition that desire and love and friendship do not all line up as we might wish.


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