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Docteur Petiot (1990)

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Based on the real life of Dr. Marcel Petiot: During world war II Petiot, an MD living in occupied Paris, promised to help wealthy Jewish people among his patients to flee occupied France ... See full summary »

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Michel Serrault ...
Docteur Petiot
Pierre Romans ...
Drezner
Bérangère Bonvoisin ...
Georgette Petiot
Zbigniew Horoks ...
Nathan Guzik
Aurore Prieto ...
Madame Guzik
Nita Klein ...
Madame Kern
Claude Degliame
Martine Montgermont ...
Cécile Drezner
Nini Crépon ...
Collard
André Julien ...
Forestier
André Chaumeau ...
Célestin Nivelon
Axel Bogousslavsky ...
Louis Rossignol
Maxime Collion ...
Gérard Petiot
Nadège Boscher ...
Alice
Jean Dautremay ...
Gourlin
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Based on the real life of Dr. Marcel Petiot: During world war II Petiot, an MD living in occupied Paris, promised to help wealthy Jewish people among his patients to flee occupied France for Spain. Instead, he drugged them and burnt their bodies in his home, while stealing their valuables. After the Liberation of France, he was condemned to death. Written by Anonymous

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Very strong film, great acting - stunning
11 December 2006 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This is easily a 9. Michel Serrault, known more for comic roles in the earlier part of his acting career, does a stunning, even worryingly stunning job of impersonating Dr Petiot, a legendary French serial killer.

He is just so believable at every and any moment in the film, that the actor completely disappears behind the character - only the very best ever achieve this feat, and when they do it is only in a handful of parts at best.

The whole story (a real story which happened in 20th century France) is so powerful, so sinister - it makes for a very strong film that one remembers for a long, long time.


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