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Deadly Circuit (1983)
"Mortelle randonnée" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Michel Serrault ...
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Catherine Leiris / Lucie Brentano - 'Marie'
Guy Marchand ...
L'homme pâle / The pale man
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The grey lady
Macha Méril ...
Madeleine
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Mme Schmidt-Boulanger
Sami Frey ...
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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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
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Composed by Franz Schubert
Soprano Anne Forez
Piano Guy Printemps
Clarinette Maurice Gabai
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Made me dream when I was 19...
3 January 2007 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

...and still does now that I am 42. Serrault and Adjani (an improbable 'incestuous couple' at a first glance, but actually a dreamy duo which really works) are just great. They both look like zombies: two people who died a long time ago and who consider life as a sort of waiting room. They only want to step back into the black&white school photo, when everything was still OK and life worth living. The story verges on the side of madness from the beginning, with Mrs Schmidt-Boulanger (manager of detective agency - beautiful cameo for Geneviève Page, who was the Madam in Bunuel's 'Belle de Jour'). While she's explaining the case to Beauvoir (the detective), he watches dreamily a homeless smashing a window of Schmidt-Boulanger's car, stealing her fur coat and putting it on, parading around on the parking lot, like a model on the catwalk. And the music! Another improbable couple: Carla Bley and Schubert! And the dialogs! Michel and Jacques Audiard wrote one little gem after another. And the black humor! Just sit back, don't expect any believable plot, and ENJOY this little gem from the 80's!


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