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Peril (1985)

Péril en la demeure (original title)
A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

René Belletto (novel), Michel Deville | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Anémone ... Edwige Ledieu
Richard Bohringer ... Daniel Forest
Nicole Garcia ... Julia Tombsthay
Christophe Malavoy ... David Aurphet
Michel Piccoli ... Graham Tombsthay
Anaïs Jeanneret Anaïs Jeanneret ... Vivianne Tombsthay
Jean-Claude Jay Jean-Claude Jay ... Father
Hélène Roussel Hélène Roussel ... Mother
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Waitress
Franck de la Personne ... Guitar dealer
Daniel Vérité Daniel Vérité ... Attacker
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A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's inquisitive neighbor. One night, David is mugged but rescued from injury by a stranger, Daniel, who also becomes David's friend and admits to being a hit man. Video tapes of their activities appear in the lovers' mail; David thinks they're from the neighbor, Daniel is sure the husband is onto the affair and hired the mugger. After Daniel tells David that he's been hired to kill the husband, an elaborate manipulation plays out, with murder, suicide, a payoff, more videos, and a surprise pairing. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some eroticism with your thrills!


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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peril See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Testament (of its time)
3 October 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This worked way better in the 80s and has not aged that well. And I'm talking about the movie, so no pun inteneded. When it comes to story it's quite out there, mixing thriller and erotic elements to quite a "joyful bundle" (also a very disturbing and crazy one).

Now people in here may not really act or react exactly like one would imagine they do. The german dub would add negative points imho, so just keep that in the back of your mind in case you are thinking about watching it that way (unfortunately for many DVD releases in Germany while having the original audio included, do not have subtitles). Nudity and minor violence included - does that sound appealing?


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