In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »
The Japanese ambassador is traveling through the Wild West by train, when gangsters hold up the train, to rob a gold shipment. They also carry an ancient Japanese sword the ambassador was ... See full summary »
Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat. He also has a police detective and brother after him, the first believes Eddie... See full summary »
The inspector Staniland as always try to put himself in the place of the victim, this time an unsuccessful pianist. That's when the victim's mistress Barbara entered the appartment, look ... See full summary »
After years of poverty, Carrier, a repairman, inherits a large sum of money upon his brother's death in an accident. Now rich, he decides it is time to make his mark and be known at any cost. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, he begins to threaten police and the government signing his tracts, "Armaguedon". A detective from Interpol heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an ... See full summary »
Alain Delon hears out his acquitted client, Manuel Blanc
"Un Crime" is a filmed stage play, engaging and solid. It's in a laid back style. It's a mystery. Did Manuel Blanc, who has been acquitted of murder, actually do it? He invites his lawyer, Alain Delon, to the apartment where his parents died in order to tell his story, or several stories as it turns out. What is truth and what are lies coming from a troubled young man? This kind of movie reminds me of the duel between Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier in "Sleuth", but this is far more subdued and not as verbose or heavily acted. That goes down well. Delon is more expressive, using his eyes and facial movements more liberally than in some of his more youthful movies. Blanc is well cast for his part and he carries it off well, alternating his moods to convey his evident frustrations. There is some support from Sophie Brustal for a change of pace. The suspense is subtle and modest. No point in overdoing what is a modest tale of a crime. In the end, this is a satisfying film and neo-noir.
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