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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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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Paul Bellamy:It's bad to kill someone. Why did you do that?See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Night of the Hunter (1955)See more »
Les Copains d'abordSee more »


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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Another curious non-event from Claude Chabrol, 14 August 2010
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Bellamy is another curious non-event from Claude Chabrol, taking colourful elements and turning them into something mundane and petit bourgeois in a plot that ambles along like someone doing his chores with his mind on something else. Yet curiously enough, while it lacks narrative drive, threat or much in the way of involvement, it's rather watchable in a very cosy Sunday teatime TV way. It's hard not to imagine this turning up on TV with David Suchet in the intermittently Botoxed Gerard Depardieu's role as the distracted Maigret-like detective who interrupts his holiday to uncover the truth behind a fatal insurance swindle after the guilty party (Jacques Gamblin in a double/triple role) gets in touch, but it's hard to understand just why he becomes so fascinated with the man and the case that he doesn't turn him in. As usual, Chabrol provides no real answers, with even its hero unsure if he's found the truth or been taken for a ride. Instead, this being Chabrol, information is exchanged in polite conversations in social situations or over dinner parties as gossip, with crime and death almost a distraction for the chattering classes.

What little edge there is is provided by Depardieu's most recent Asterix co-star Clovis Cornillac as his resentful half-brother, the black sheep of the family with a tendency to steal from friends and blame all his misfortunes on his brother getting all the luck. While it's obvious where this relationship is headed, it does at least bring into some relief the film's take on the role of luck in crime and everyday life, be it a grandparent walking into the wrong room at the right time or a spouse noticing a potentially deadly pitfall the other overlooks. Even the crime itself turns out to probably not to have been a crime after all because the chosen victim luckily had ideas of his own… Unfortunately, despite ending with a quote from W.H. Auden about there always being another story under the one that's visible, there's not a great deal more than the film offers on the surface. It's restrained almost to the point of tedium at times without ever quite tipping over, and what little suspense and interest the film generates is more a mild curiosity as to where the film is going and if it'll ever get there than the mystery itself, or even Bellamy's dark childhood secret when it is finally revealed. Ultimately it's all rather ordinary, as most crimes are, yet there's still something almost reassuring about seeing something so ordinary and unhurried made for the big screen rather than the small. Its rewards are frankly few (though Marie Bunel's performance as Depardieu's wife is one of them) and it will strain the patience of many, but if you can take the pace it's not an unpleasant way to spend an hour and three quarters.

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