Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and ... See full summary »
Lucie and Marie are twin sisters with a love-hate relationship, their personalities completely opposed. Lucie is an extroverted pin-up model, drawn to Paris seeking fame and dragged into a ... See full summary »
When a small town begins losing its citizenry in a series of grisly murders, out-of-town police inspector Jean Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is sent to investigate. Could the killers be a bullied ... See full summary »
In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the ... See full summary »
Antoine de Caunes
The upper-class owner of a gallery, Catherine Lelievre, hires the efficient and quiet maid Sophie to work in the family manor in the French countryside. Her husband Georges Lelievre, who is... See full summary »
This "film" is actually a made for TV mini-series. Its theme is death, and each segment is handled by a different French director. Some of these directors are well-known artists (Claude Chabrol, Georges Lautner), many are new men on the scene (most of them have already made a long-length movie, though). The segments are very uneven as could be expected. Personally, I'll only remember the "Confession" segment, which is why I've rentes the whole thing. The main attraction here is Christopher Lee playing... death, a fitting role if there ever was one. The British actor plays the reaper with his usual charm and witty humour has been added to the character. He is opposed to a priest played by the late French character actor Ticky Holgado, which accounts for a pretty funny mixture. Lee speaks in a perfectly enunciated French, in those dark murmuring tones that suits his characters so well. The segment is directed by René Manzor, who has an interest in horror cinema, which is a rare case among French directors. This segment is worth a watch, while even Chabrol and Lautner disappoint...
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