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Deadly Circuit (1983)

Mortelle randonnée (original title)
Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never ... See full summary »

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Catherine Leiris / Lucie Brentano - 'Marie'
Guy Marchand ...
L'homme pâle / The pale man
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The grey lady
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Madeleine
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Mme Schmidt-Boulanger
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Ralph Forbes
Dominique Frot ...
Betty
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Michel de Meyerganz
Isabelle Ho ...
Cora Palenbrg
François Bernheim ...
Jerry
Gilberte Lauvray ...
La curiste
Michel Such ...
L'homme à l'attaché case / The fat man
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Voragine
Paul Anrieu
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Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be telepathically connected to her, because she reminds him of his daughter he never met. After he led a blind artist, Catherine's truly beloved spouse, into a bus accident, she makes a living by bank robbery with young Betty till Betty gets shot. Alone again, Catherine leads a sad, uneventful life as a waitress, when she meets her follower. Written by Knut Behrends <knut.behrends@wirtschaft.tu-chemnitz.de>

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Remade as Eye of the Beholder (1999) See more »

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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
  • 12 Ländler op.171

Composed by Franz Schubert
Soprano Anne Forez
Piano Guy Printemps
Clarinette Maurice Gabai
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Down and out in France - the most cynical movie ever.
2 April 2000 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Good tempo and very good actors. A trail of murders for a lonely and intelligent girl made insensitive by a conventional and not so altruistic society. Too weird to be true but so crude that one could think it true.

From the glittering Côte d'Azur to the semi-slums of suburbia we are dragged into the life someone who wants a revenge on life. All characters are realistic caricatures and from the tacky pimp to the rich and cultured blind man, from the wild hitch-hiker to the queer private detective, all look and sound familiar.

The general ambiance oscillates between black humor and dark secrets. Harrowing movie indeed... and with fabulous versions of "La Paloma".


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