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Inspector Bellamy (2009)
"Bellamy" (original title)

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A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.

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Jacques Lebas
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Noël Gentil / Emile Leullet / Denis Leprince
Marie Bunel ...
Françoise Bellamy
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Nadia Sancho
Marie Matheron ...
Madame Leullet
Adrienne Pauly ...
Claire Bonheur
Yves Verhoeven ...
Alain
Bruno Abraham-Kremer ...
Bernard
Rodolphe Pauly ...
L'avocat
Maxence Aubenas ...
Gilles
Anne Maureau ...
La journaliste TV
Henri Cohen ...
Le Président du tribunal
Thierry Calas ...
Le médecin-légiste
Dominique Ratonnat ...
Le médecin
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Storyline

As every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife Françoise in the family house in Nîmes. Jacques, Paul's stepbrother, turns up unawares, which is bad news since the fellow is an alcoholic good for nothing. Also annoying is this stranger at bay who asks Bellamy for protection. Farewell peaceful holiday! Written by Guy Bellinger

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The Final Film of Claude Chabrol, France's Master of Suspense

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25 February 2009 (France)  »

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$20,635 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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$105,893 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Paul Bellamy: People kill to get rid of something, but with most killers, they kill because they want to get rid of themselves.
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References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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Les Copains d'abord
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Great Chabrol's movie
29 March 2009 | by (Bordeaux (France)) – See all my reviews

Chabrol is definitely at his best in Bellamy. It is subtle, full of humor, and very well played. The performance of Gérard Depardieu, kind of ogre, easy-going but not only, Marie Bunel, with her touch of amused sensuality, Jacques Gamblin, mastering three characters, three faces of the madness, and Clovis Cornillac, as a magnificent alcoholic loser, are simply tremendous. Some knowledge of Georges Brassens songs and Georges Simenon detective novels (Both Georges...) can optionally help to better appreciate the dialogs. But anyway, go and dive into the fascinating depth of the characters. Is Mr Gentil a killer? What is Commissaire Bellamy's terrific secret? Bellamy is the kind of detective movie the Commissaire Maigret's novels should have been adapted for the screen alike.


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