7.5/10
491
9 user 5 critic

Le septième juré (1962)

In a moment of madness a respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Marie-Octobre (1959)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fifteen years after WWII, a group of ex-resistance fighters are brought together by Marie-Octobre, so that the former members of the network can finally relive one fateful night and find out who betrayed their murdered leader, Castille.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Bernard Blier, Robert Dalban
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Anthony Quayle, Stefano Colagrande, Simone Giannozzi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Victor Francen, Michel Simon, Louis Jouvet
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini
Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Lilla Brignone
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Denise Grey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The school boys of two villages in France are fighting. Their trophy are the buttons they will snatch from the enemy. This fight will bring those kids to everlasting friendship...eventually.

Director: Yves Robert
Stars: Jacques Dufilho, Yvette Etiévant, Michel Galabru
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A vice inspector for the Paris police takes special interest in the plight of drug-addicted Lucky whom he considers to be more victim than criminal.

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: René Allio
Stars: Sylvie, Malka Ribowska, Etienne Bierry
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Antoine helps two former acquaintances escape the country, who repay him with a debt transfer. All he has to do is collect from some Léonard Michalon, but for that he will have to go into much trouble to keep the man alive.

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Lino Ventura, Mireille Darc, Jean Lefebvre
Comedy | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Lino Ventura, Francis Blanche, Bernard Blier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Maurice Biraud ...
Veterinarian
...
Attorney General
Danièle Delorme ...
Geneviève Duval
Jacques Riberolles ...
Sylvain Sautral
Yves Barsacq ...
Maître Adreux
Catherine Le Couey ...
Mme. Souchon
...
Fisherman
Anne Doat ...
Alice Moreux
Madeleine Geoffroy ...
Mme. Sylvestre
Françoise Giret ...
Catherine
Camille Guérini ...
Judge
Charles Lavialle ...
Paloma Matta ...
La fille Duval
Raymond Meunier ...
M. Souchon
Edit

Storyline

In a moment of madness a respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She was the victim...and he was...

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 April 1962 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Seventh Juror  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Un film qui me ressemble (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A dark universe, indeed
26 December 2011 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

Grégoire Duval (Bernard Blier), one of the most upstanding citizens in his provincial French town, commits a spur-of-the-moment crime of passion and subsequently gets picked for the jury when a man with a dubious past goes on trial for the murder. Grégoire's probing questions get the man acquitted but in the eyes of the community, the defendant's still a killer and when Grégoire eventually confesses to the crime, nobody wants to hear it...

Director Georges Lautner's extremely satisfying film noir also doubles as an autopsy of cold, cruel, hypocritical bourgeois values and is not unlike "Madame Bovary" in that respect. The philosophically resigned voice-over narration of a man tormented not only by what he's done but by the way his entire life played out has a chilling effect and it's a dark universe, indeed, right down to THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS ending (on Christmas Eve, no less). There's bitter irony to spare with a dazed walk through nocturnal city streets present in some of the finest noir such as ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS and BLAST OF SILENCE and director Georges Lautner (who'd go on to make the giallo-esque ROAD TO SALINA with Rita Hayworth & Mimsy Farmer) gives the bleak proceedings a grey, misty patina that doesn't go away, even in the daytime. The Francis Didelot novel the film is based on was adapted in the U.S. a year earlier for an episode of THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR called "The Star Juror" and the timeless tale was also turned into a 2008 TV movie in it's native France. 10/10!


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Noir C'est Noir ! Pyreneenguy
Discuss Le septième juré (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?