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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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Exceptionally Creepy and Exceptionally Real
18 September 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

DOCTEUR PETIOT, starring Michel Serrault, is a brutal story about a brutal man. A doctor who heals the sick in occupied France, even if their ability to compensate is not there. Yet, he preys on the weakest amidst the populace. The imagery and cinematography are superb, and lend an additional macabre feeling to this complex story. He is the perfect psychopath. Seductive and altruistic, intelligent and caring, calculating and murderous. A movie certain not to be forgotten soon by the viewer. Kudos to Mr. Serrault, for his chilling portrayal.


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