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Have Mercy on Us All (2007)

Pars vite et reviens tard (original title)
A modern-day Parisian town crier gradually learns that someone is using him to give cryptic warnings of a plague outbreak in the city.

Director:

Régis Wargnier

Writers:

Ariane Fert (adaptation), Ariane Fert (scenario) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Garcia ... Le commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg
Lucas Belvaux ... Danglard
Marie Gillain ... Marie
Olivier Gourmet ... Joss Le Guern
Nicolas Cazalé ... Damas
Linh Dan Pham ... Camille
Michel Serrault ... Hervé Decambrais / Hervé Ducouëdic
Nadine Alari ... Clémentine / Grandmother of Damas
Sophie Aubry Sophie Aubry ... Eva
Félicité N'Gijol Félicité N'Gijol ... Lisbeth
Jean-Gilles Barbier ... Favre
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Maurel
Laëtitia Lacroix Laëtitia Lacroix ... Retancourt
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Castillon
Stéphane Butet Stéphane Butet ... Kernokian
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Storyline

In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner Danglard investigate the case and discover that plague may have killed the victim. Meanwhile, in the center of Paris, the former actor Joss Le Guern survives reading advertisements in a square for the public; when he receives weird messages about an outbreak of plague that is coming to Paris, the former professor Hervé Decambrais requests the warnings and goes to the library to research the meaning of the text, where he meets Adamsberg. Together they find that a maniac is killing people using flees contaminated by rats and spreading the disease in the city; without any clue, the police force do not have how to avoid the panic in Paris. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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read the book first before you judge the film.......
4 June 2007 | by ronny-ferratSee all my reviews

I just read the book, a refreshing thriller, unfortunately i didn't get hold of the DVD yet, but, give the film a chance before you judge. Remember: Quite often, good books are turned into bad films and vice versa......... Fred Vargas has given proof of her ability to write unconventional, but nevertheless interesting books, alas, she is definitely not responsible for what happens to her writing, once she has sold the rights, I mean Adamsberg is not Harry Potter........ But still she is doing fine, her books are very entertaining,and what even counts more is that they add new life to an otherwise rather mature genre.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

24 January 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagio mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,189,879
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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