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The Hatter's Ghost (1982)

Les fantômes du chapelier (original title)
Labbé, a hatter in a French provincial town, leads the life of a respectable citizen but is in fact a serial murderer. The only person to suspect this is his neighbour Kachoudas, an ... See full summary »

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Kachoudas
Monique Chaumette ...
Mme Labbé
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Jeantet
Isabelle Sadoyan ...
Alice Kachoudas
Jean Champion ...
Le sénateur Laude
Bernard Dumaine ...
Arnoult
Victor Garrivier ...
Le docteur Chaudreau
Jean Leuvrais ...
Lambert
Christine Paolini ...
Louise Chapus
Robert Party ...
L'inspecteur Caille
Fabrice Ploquin ...
Valentin
Nathalie Hayat ...
Esther
Isabelle Lafon
Jean-Claude Bouillaud ...
Le père de Louise
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Labbé, a hatter in a French provincial town, leads the life of a respectable citizen but is in fact a serial murderer. The only person to suspect this is his neighbour Kachoudas, an Armenian tailor. After the hatter kills his own wife, he then kills six of her friends to stop them visiting her and prepares to murder a seventh when the intended victim dies naturally. As a substitute, he murders the maid. At the same time, Kachoudas is dying and Labbé confesses his crime to him. Then, after getting drunk he visits his favourite prostitute Berthe and kills her too, being found there in the morning by the police. Written by Christian Herzog von Donat

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[last lines]
Léon Labbé: [to voyeurs in Berthe's street] Don't touch me... Don't beat me... I'm giving in!
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Stunning performance!
2 August 2003 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

The plotting of "Chapelier" is actually quite dull, I must admit. But nevertheless the movie is a great piece of entertainment. The one person that makes it worth your while is Michel Serrault. He ranges among the finest actors that France brought to the screen. Here, he simply plays a total nuthead, which is absolutely entertaining to look at. Should you ever come across this movie on TV, watch it!


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