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Leda (1959)

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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 4 December 1959 (France)
A wealthy wine grower has trouble with his wife, his children, his best friend, and his mistress across the way, who is murdered.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Thérèse Marcoux
... Léda
... Laszlo Kovacs
... Henri Marcoux
... Elisabeth
... Julie, the maid
André Jocelyn ... Richard Marcoux
... Roger, the milkman
... Vlado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Dino ... The police inspector
Raymond Pélissier ... The gardener
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Leda, the flirt of Monsieur Marcoux is murdered. His wife and the police think, that the murderer was the milk-man, the friend of the maid, but Marcoux' daughter's fiance Lazo, who is aware of the corrupt situation in that family doesn't agree with them. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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An intruder in the life of a family...was she really guileless?

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Crime | Drama

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(Westrex Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Leda (1959) was the first psychological thriller by Claude Chabrol which would come to predominate his career. The film introduces themes and motifs which would recur regularly in his work, such as an interest in mental derangement and bourgeois duplicity. See more »

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Referenced in Breathless (1960) See more »

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A Hitchcockian Classic!
9 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a great discovery this movie is which has finally been released on DVD. It is a beautiful and haunting film that demands to be seen multiple times. It features a standout performance from Jean-Paul Belmondo at his Breathless best, playing the character of Laszlo Kovacs. At times brutally honest about relationships, this film works as both a murder mystery and social comment -- much like Renoir's "Rules of the Game." It also feature several suspenseful scenes that are so intricately composed and beautifully shot, Alfred Hitchcock would undoubtedly be jealous. I highly recommend this film for anyone interested in New Wave cinema and classics from the world.


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