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Release Date:
11 February 1987 (France) See more »
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France's master of stylish and witty suspense presents his delightfully dark and hauntingly humorous game of cat and mouse
Plot:
Roland Wolf wants to write a book about a TV game-show host, the hail-fellow-well-met Christian Legagneur... See more » | Add synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Philippe Noiret ... Christian Legagneur
Robin Renucci ... Roland Wolf
Bernadette Lafont ... La masseuse / The masseuse
Monique Chaumette ... Colette, la secrétaire / The secretary

Anne Brochet ... 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
Michel Dupuy ... L'assistant
Henri Attal ... Le surveillant
Dominique Zardi ... Totor
François Lafont ... L'homme à la blouse
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Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
Odile Barski  &
Claude Chabrol 

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
 
Cinematography by
Jean Rabier 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
 
Production Design by
Françoise Benoît-Fresco 
 
Costume Design by
Magali Fustier-Dray  (as Magali Fustier)
 
Makeup Department
Josée De Luca .... makeup artist: Mrs. Lafont
Sylvie Mathevet .... hair stylist
Jacques Moisant .... hair stylist: Mrs. Lafont
Jacky Reynal .... makeup artist (as Jackie Reynal)
 
Production Management
Pierre-Olivier Baudin .... assistant unit manager
Fabienne Faudot-Bel .... unit manager
Catherine Lapoujade .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Dupuy .... assistant director
Alain Wermus .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dominique Beaucamps .... assistant decorator
Pierre Galliard .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound assistant
Jean-Jacques Ferran .... sound assistant
Jean-Pierre Fénié .... sound assistant
Maurice Gilbert .... sound mixer
André Naudin .... foley artist
François Naudin .... assistant foley artist
Jean-Bernard Thomasson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Catherine Cabrol .... still photographer
Jean-Baptiste Dutreix .... key grip
Maurice Estival .... best boy gaffer
Jean Fleury .... best boy gaffer
Olivier Ide .... assistant camera
Jean-Marc Rabier .... assistant camera
Dominique Robert .... grip
Claude Rouxel .... gaffer
Michel Thiriet .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Bonnay .... costumer
Céline .... gowns: Mrs. Chaumette
Lolita Lempicka .... gowns: Mrs. Lafont
 
Editorial Department
Angela Braga-Mermet .... assistant editor
Olivier Rossignol .... assistant editor
Françoise Vuillemin .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Michel Ganot .... musical director
Jean-Pierre Pelissier .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Aurore Chabrol .... script supervisor (as Aurore Paquiss)
Florence de Masson .... apprentice director
Jean-Michel Gageat .... groupman
Carole Génovès .... apprentice script
Marguerite Lemarchand .... production secretary
Cécile Maistre .... apprentice manager
Catherine Martin .... canteen
Paulette Materne .... production administrator
Joseph Schillinger .... canteen
Eva Simonet .... press attache
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Masks" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Norway:12 (original rating) | Sweden:11 | West Germany:12 (f)
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Crew or equipment visible: (at around 30 mins) In the scene with Catherine sitting outside in the garden, the camera is reflected in her sunglasses.See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Where does Chabrol find them ... ?, 19 February 2005
Author: snoozer1 from Sydney, Australia

I have to hand it to Claude Chabrol. He certainly has an eye for casting his leading ladies. For 'Masques', here we have Anne Brochet in her first feature film. From the moment we first lay eyes on her, she comes over both mysterious and enigmatic. Chabrol cleverly does not allow us to see her eyes -- she is wearing sun glasses due to still convalescing from a past medical condition. When her eyes are finally revealed, we indeed see Chabrol's casting astuteness. Oh-La-La ... such wonderful peepers. Brochet is very reminiscent of Emmanuelle Béart here.

This is one of the more conventional mystery/thrillers from Chabrol. Essentially a detective story of Roland, who's sister has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. His investigations lead him to her last known whereabouts -- the country home of game show host Christian Legagneur. Roland poses as a journalist under the pretext of interviewing Legagneur for a book. Here he meets, and falls in love with, Legagneur's god daughter Catherine. Is it she who holds the key to the disappearance of Roland's sister? Watch the film to find out.

'Masques' is probably not one of Chabrol's finest but interesting none the less. Certainly worth a look for both Anne Brochet as the child like Catherine and Philippe Noiret's wonderfully over the top performance as the game show host. As in all Chabrol films, people are never quite what they seem. Unfortanately, the villain of the piece is revealed a tad too early in this one. To be fair tho, Chabrol does salvage the film in the final act.

Full of the usual fair of fine food .. fine wine .. and a few cigars smoked. Worth a look.

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