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Philip Blinko (writer)
Lila Cazès (writer)
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 5)

Charles Aznavour ... Charles Cotrel (6 episodes, 1992)

Mariangela Melato ... Valeria Contini (6 episodes, 1992)

Series Directed by
Gérard Marx (2 episodes, 1992)
Vittorio Sindoni (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Writing credits
Philip Blinko (unknown episodes)
Lila Cazès (unknown episodes)
Alain Krief (unknown episodes)
Marco Manetti (unknown episodes)
Len Richmond (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Lila Cazès .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Georges Garvarentz (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Ronald Haldimann .... key makeup artist (1 episode, 1992)
Series Production Management
Vincent Bercholz .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Jean-Pierre Desagnat .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Héctor Carré .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1992)
Javier Chinchilla .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1992)
Rainer Wittkamp .... assistant director (1 episode, 1992)

Marco Manetti .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Enzo Enzel .... head painter (1 episode, 1992)
Series Sound Department
Axel Arft .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Jim Corcoran .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bruno Dussart .... electrician (2 episodes, 1992)
Patrick Vobecourt .... electrician (2 episodes, 1992)

Philippe de Smet .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Claude Ludovicy .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Jean-Claude Schlim .... location manager (unknown episodes)

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France:90 min


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
French "Columbo", 30 June 2006
Author: viy46 from United States

An absolutely adorable french series about a crime solving detective nicknamed "chinese". The show is a pleasure to watch. Aznavour is pure delight as a quirky character who patiently solves crimes. His way to a solution is often through a meditation of sorts using a pair of metal spheres that he rotates in the palm of his hand. The title character is very intelligent and wise. The series which I watched as a teenager reminded me later on of Columbo, the American crime solver. In both shows, the title characters act in a certain manner that misleads the criminals who usually don;t suspect the danger to be coming from a short, elderly man who deceptively appears to bear no particular siginificance. A very neat little trick that seems to work every time on both sides of the Atlantic.

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