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Christian Legagneur
Robin Renucci ...
Roland Wolf
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La masseuse / The masseuse
Monique Chaumette ...
Colette, la secrétaire / The secretary
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Catherine
Roger Dumas ...
Manu
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ...
Max
Pierre Nougaro ...
Gustave
Renée Dennsy ...
Émilie
Yvonne Décade ...
Antoinette
Blanche Ariel ...
Rosette
René Marjac ...
Maurice
Paul Vally ...
Henry
Denise Pezzani ...
Mme Lemonier
Pierre Hisch ...
M. Loury
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Roland Wolf wants to write a book about a TV game-show host, the hail-fellow-well-met Christian Legagneur, who invites Wolf to his country estate, promising several days of lengthy interviews. But Legagneur's laughter and easy intimacy are empty of content for a book, and he's constantly dashing off, promising Wolf more time later. Wolf seems to have his own mask: he's brought a gun with him, and he's curious about a woman who was a recent guest at the estate. There's also Legagneur's godchild, Catherine, recovering from mental illness, and hovered over by Legagneur and his secretary. As Wolf digs through desks, he discovers a murderous plot. Can he now outfox his host? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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France's master of stylish and witty suspense presents his delightfully dark and hauntingly humorous game of cat and mouse


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The theme song of Christian's television show in "Masques" is "Funeral March of the Marionettes," which was the theme of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." See more »

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Just after Christian has thrown the bird out of the window and is talking face to face with Catherine, a crew member wearing a green shirt can be seen in the mirror behind them. See more »

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Christian Legagneur: In the end, I found that people were generally quite kind.
Roland Wolf: That's surprising. Normally, people say the opposite.
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another Chabrol
30 September 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

precise option for cast. not original policier. but the unique art of characters definition. and a nice story. the vulnerability of Anne Brochet, new version of Audrey Hepburn, the charm of Philippe Niret, the flavor of mysteries old tales are pieces of a very interesting mechanism. nothing surprising, nothing complicated, only visual crime novel created in the limits of classic rules. image of each character - little jewel in Chabrol style, delicate intrigue and the precious details are elements of fine clock. and inspired ingredient for atmosphere. an old fashion movie and little more. maybe, a delight or just provocation for public.that is all.


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