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Inspector Bellamy -- During chief inspector Paul Bellamy's annual vacation in Nîmes, an unexpected visit from his alcoholic stepbrother upsets the peace. Also jarring is the stranger who asks Bellamy for protection.


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Odile Barski (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Claude Chabrol (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
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Release Date:
25 February 2009 (France) See more »
The Final Film of Claude Chabrol, France's Master of Suspense
A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gérard Depardieu ... Paul Bellamy

Clovis Cornillac ... Jacques Lebas

Jacques Gamblin ... Noël Gentil / Emile Leullet / Denis Leprince
Marie Bunel ... Françoise Bellamy

Vahina Giocante ... 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
Mauricette Pierre ... Madame Chantemerle
Jean-Claude Dumas ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Matthieu Penchinat ... Jojo

Thomas Chabrol ... Le type au tribunal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claire Louis ... A waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
Writing credits
Odile Barski (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Claude Chabrol (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Françoise Galfré .... executive producer
Patrick Godeau .... producer
Jean Louis Nieuwbourg .... line producer
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
Casting by
Cécile Maistre  (as Mademoiselle Chouchou)
Production Design by
Françoise Benoît-Fresco 
Costume Design by
Mic Cheminal 
Makeup Department
Emmanuel Colleau .... hair stylist
Véronique Deransart .... makeup artist
Wally Diawara .... hair stylist
Turid Follvick .... key makeup artist (as Turid Follvik)
Karine Fra .... makeup artist
Mathilde Humeau .... key makeup artist
France Rossi .... hair stylist
Ghislaine Tortereau .... key hair stylist
Ghislaine Tortereau .... wigs
Production Management
Laurent Chiomento .... unit manager
Sylvain Marques .... assistant unit manager
Jean Louis Nieuwbourg .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
César Chabrol .... second assistant director
Vincent Guillerminet .... assistant director
Constance Meyer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Catherine Pierrat .... set dresser
Sound Department
Sophie Chiabaut .... boom operator
Eric Devulder .... sound mixer
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Benoît Lestang .... special effects makeup
Emmanuel Pitois .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Marc Bonneviot .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Florent Bazin .... first assistant camera
Eric Bonnaire .... grip
Philippe Canu .... grip
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Delphine Desbruères .... second assistant camera
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
Dominique Robert .... key grip
Paulo Rodrigues .... technician: Super techno Loumasystems
Julie Sayagh .... assistant video
Michel Thiriet .... camera operator
Casting Department
Maguy Aimé .... casting: children
Fabienne Dubois .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurence Glentzin .... costumer (as Laurence Glentzlin)
Valérie Le Hello .... costumer
Gil Noir .... costumer
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Music Department
Georges Brassens .... additional music: "Les copains d'abord", "Dans l'eau de la chaire fontaine" and "Quand les cons sont braves"
Patrick Charmetant .... music executive producer
Orchestre Colonne .... orchestra
Henri Demarquette .... performer: "Concerto en mi mineur pour violoncelle et orchestre"
Marc-Olivier Dupin .... additional music: "Habanera"
Edward Elgar .... additional music: "Concerto en mi mineur pour violoncelle et orchestre"
Jimmy Kaleth .... additional music: "Passing Clouds"
Jean-Loup Morette .... music recording mixer: "Concerto en mi mineur pour violoncelle et orchestre"
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky .... additional music: "Sympnhonie No6 Op. 74 - Pathétique" (as P.I. Tchaikovsky)
Other crew
Sophie Ba .... production coordinator
Laure Blaess .... production accountant
Maria Filali-Sadqui .... consultant: Tango coach
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... travelling car
Eva Simonet .... press attache

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bellamy" - France (original title)
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Argentina:110 min | Germany:110 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | USA:110 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Bored, annoyed or just disappointed?, 30 October 2013
Author: Charlot47 from France

Several reviewers seem bored, annoyed or just disappointed by this film.

Well, it is not a crime film. The trial scene tells you that, when the defending lawyer presents his case to a grinning judge in song. And the policeman leading the case, who we never see, has been bonking one of the key witnesses, the glamorous pedicurist and tango dancer. The mystery elements are not meant to be taken seriously, being almost a McGuffin, for it is not really a police or detective story nor, with the fanciful coincidences and whimsical names, is it plot-driven.

So what on earth is the film about? For a start it is a tribute to Maigret, France's most famous fictional detective. Maigret had a loyal wife who kept him well fed and took an intelligent interest in his cases. Bellamy's lovely wife keeps him lively in bed as well. Maigret studied people, had a way of getting them to talk and then listened acutely. Watch how brilliant Bellamy is, particularly with women who, even if they do not give him the whole truth (how many do?), certainly tell him a lot.

As so often in French cinema and literature, what we have is an exploration of relationships, of interactions between people, analyses of character. The title tells us that, It is about Bellamy, his life, his work, his delightful wife and in particular his dark side. Here, his half-brother is his evil shadow who inverts all his values. Bellamy has given up drink and his brother is an alcoholic. While Bellamy upholds the law, his brother steals from everybody. Bellamy seeks out the truth: his brother tells lie after lie

What we are given by the ageing Chabrol is a journey into the mind of a man who has spent his working life fighting crime yet, like all of us, has the hidden criminal within him. By spending time with Bellamy, we see some of his essential humanity and so see something of ourselves.

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