Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier,... See full summary »
Julien Dandieu, leader of the socialist political party PRU is asked to be part of the new conservative government as minister of foreign affairs. However his reputation is somewhat ... See full summary »
After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited by a coincidence. The doctor has made a ... See full summary »
Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is ... See full summary »
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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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