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

  (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
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Claire Louis ... A waitress (uncredited)
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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
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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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Soundtrack:
Les Copains d'abordSee more »

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21 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
worst Chabrol film, 30 July 2010
Author: lombano from United Kingdom

This is by far the worst Chabrol film I've watched; he is normally I director I admire but this film is dull, vapid, poorly edited and showcases all the worst stereotypes about French cinema. The characters are completely lacking in depth (and contrived oh-so-shocking revelations don't change this) and universally uninteresting; Depardieu in particular is very good at acting pedantic, but manages to convey precious little else. Actually, none of the characters are likable and most are unsympathetic without being interesting.

The central plot is about a crime that gets rapidly duller as the film progresses; from the start it's not particularly fascinating (because none of the characters involved is sympathetic or interesting in his own right, it fails to answer 'why should I care?'), but the central crime story becomes increasingly prosaic and occasionally ludicrous.

This film has far too many subplots, none of which are even remotely interesting and they drag on and on ('brevity is the soul of wit' applies here) and are only marginally relevant to the central plot. You keep hoping one of them develops into something interesting, but it never happens. It has the feel that Chabrol filmed lots of subplot footage in case it was useful and in the end just decided to shove it all into the final product.

Unless this film is somehow meant as a parody of the most pretentious French cinema or some other sort of in-joke, it is an astonishing failure by an otherwise very good director.

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