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Confidentially Yours (1983)

Vivement dimanche! (original title)
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers... See full summary »

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Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Massoulier (the priest)
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Maitre Clement
Philippe Morier-Genoud ...
Supt. Santelli
Xavier Saint-Macary ...
Bertrand Fabre
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Louison
Caroline Silhol ...
Marie-Christine Vercel (as Caroline Sihol)
Castel Casti
Anik Belaubre ...
Paule Delbecq
Yann Dedet ...
Angel Face
Nicole Félix ...
The scarfaced whore
Georges Koulouris ...
Lablache
Pascale Pellegrin ...
Secretarial candidate
Roland Thénot ...
Jambreau
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Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers that Marie-Christine Vercel, Julien's wife, was Massoulier's mistress, Julien is very suspected. But his secretary, Barbara Becker, while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations... Written by Yepok

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François Truffaut's final film and a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. Truffaut was an expert on Hitchcock and a great admirer of his work throughout his career. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 12 mins) The Citroen DS car of the Paparazzo from "Le Provencal" carries two different plates: on the Back one from Paris (75) and on the front one from the var district (83). See more »

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Maitre Clement: Everything I've done was for women. I like to look at them and to touch them.I enjoy giving them pleasure. Women are magic, so I became a magician.
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The Long Saturday night Truffaut style is a homage winner.
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

World cinema lost a great craftsman when François Truffaut passed away from a brain tumour in 1984, but his legacy lives on of course and here in Vivement dimanche! we have a very fitting and enjoyable swansong. Basically a crime/romance film, Truffaut treats us to a sort of pulp noir for the 80s audience, and by golly it works a treat. The plot is scrambled as Barbara Becker goes in search of clues to prove that her boss {ex} is innocent of a murder when all the evidence points to him actually being the killer. It sounds simple but there is much more going on as Truffaut has woven into the mix the complexities of love, there is more to Barbara and her boss Julien than is at first thought, and the journey that Barbara takes is dark and interesting in equal measure.

The cast are simply sublime, I adored every actor in this film because they all give memorable performances to a number of interesting and integral characters. The leads are pitch perfect, Fanny Ardant as Barbara is just wonderful, putting layers into the role the further into the seedy underworld she goes, whilst Jean-Louis Trintignant feeds off Ardant's lead and gives a gusto and perfectly wrought turn to savour, shot in classic black & white to add to the flavour of the genre, the film is a sure fire winner, and the ending is tops as well, 9/10.


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