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Inspector Bellamy (2009)
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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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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$105,893 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Paul Bellamy: It's bad to kill someone. Why did you do that?
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He had the last word.
27 July 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

I have not been exposed to a.lot of Claude Chabrol films, but the ones I have seen are very good. He was considered a master of mystery, and this is the last film he did before his death in 2010.

It stars Gérard Depardieu, and I have more than a few of his performances (La Vie en Rose, Paris, Je T'Aime, Mesrine: Killer Instinct). What I really like about Depardieu's role in the film is that he, and the film, are what I would call normal. We see life as it really exists, without gimmicks and special effects. It's a plain whodunit, with a plain detective. Marie Bunel, as his wife, adds immensely to this picture of normalcy.

The crime is only incidental in the film. It is really about relationships - The inspector (Depardieu) and his wife, the inspector and his bum of a brother, two mistresses who are not the mistresses of the people who think they are - forget the crime and focus on the people.


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