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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Lebas
Noël Gentil / Emile Leullet / Denis Leprince
Marie Bunel ...
Françoise Bellamy
Nadia Sancho
Marie Matheron ...
Madame Leullet
Adrienne Pauly ...
Claire Bonheur
Yves Verhoeven ...
Bruno Abraham-Kremer ...
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Maxence Aubenas ...
Anne Maureau ...
La journaliste TV
Henri Cohen ...
Le Président du tribunal
Thierry Calas ...
Le médecin-légiste
Dominique Ratonnat ...
Le médecin


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


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

25 February 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

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


$105,893 (USA) (17 December 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Paul Bellamy: On tue toujours pour ce débarrasser de quelque chose, mais la plus part des gens qui tue, c'est pour ce débarrasser d'eux-mêmes.
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Maigret on holidays
18 September 2011 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I only found later that the movie was greatly inspired in Simenon's detective. Indeed the simplicity, unclear methods and distracted although focused attitudes corresponds to Maigret in great detail. The main difference is Depardieu's tender relationship with his wife, completely absent in the novel. Another difference, Bellamy's brother is maybe a weak point.

Major criticism refers to the lack of deepness of the characters and the plain performance of Depardieu. It did not affect me at all. The movie is light, intriguing and pictures nicely some aspects of French lifestyle. It was a pleasure to see Nimes and a joyful Maigret on the screen.

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