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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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The pike rises to the surface, 23 August 2010
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This Claude Chabrol film is notable for being the occasion of the film debut of 21 year-old Anne Brochet. She does an absolutely brilliant job, but that was but a prelude to her magnificent performance in the later TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE (ALL THE MORNINGS OF THE WORLD, 1991), where she was unforgettable as the daughter of Saint-Colombe, the viola da gamba composer. The word brochet means 'pike' in English, so that if she were English or American, she would be Anne Pike. I cannot resist pointing out that my mother's best friend at school was named Annie Pike. A pike is a very large fresh-water fish, for those who are unacquainted with such matters. I wonder how Anne Brochet would get on with the British actress Rosamund Pike. They are opposite types, but equally inspired. It seems to me that in an ideal world, all pikes should swim together as friends, but then a pike can be a ferocious fish which not only eats up all the small fish, but will fight great battles against rival pikes. However, back to the film. This film features a powerful tour de force performance by Philippe Noiret, but I do feel that he went slightly over the top and that Chabrol might have held him back just a bit. Nevertheless, as an egotistical and exhibitionist television game show presenter on French television, the character was meant to be well over the top, so maybe it was OK to emote with such force. The film is about a writer (played excellently by Robin Renucci, who specialises in bemused and quizzical looks) who pretends to write a biography of Noiret, whereas he is really interested in investigating the disappearance of his sister Nathalie, as she had been living in Noiret's large house and then vanished suddenly. The story is very hackneyed in that something like it has been made into a film so many times, especially in Britain, and the basic tale goes back to the Victorian 'Uncle Silas'. Noiret is the guardian of pale, innocent and waiflike Brochet, her parents having died in a car crash when she was 5. (Noiret may even have caused that.) She is very rich, or was, before he systematically began stealing all her money. Soon she will 'come into her majority', i.e. be 21, so things are reaching a climax and he is feeding her poison slowly. She is thus the imprisoned victim who is being killed off by her ruthless guardian. Brochet had been close to Nathalie. Renucci and she become close, and Renucci discovers what the dastardly Noiret is really up to and the struggle is on to save Brochet from being murdered, and Renucci from being killed as well. Will evil win? Trust Claude Chabrol to know.

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