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Leda (1959)

À double tour (original title)
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.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Stanley Ellin (novel), Paul Gégauff (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madeleine Robinson ... Thérèse Marcoux
Antonella Lualdi ... Léda
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Laszlo Kovacs
Jacques Dacqmine ... Henri Marcoux
Jeanne Valérie ... Elisabeth
Bernadette Lafont ... Julie, the maid
André Jocelyn André Jocelyn ... Richard Marcoux
Mario David ... Roger, the milkman
László Szabó ... Vlado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Dino André Dino ... The police inspector
Raymond Pélissier Raymond Pélissier ... The gardener
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Storyline

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?

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 December 1959 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Leda See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Panitalia,Paris Film,Titanus See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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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The Consequences of Leda....
3 November 2014 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

A man and his wife are in a marriage on the brink of collapse, as he has been having an affair with a younger woman, Leda. They have a quiet son who spies on the maid through a keyhole, when she's half-dressed. And, they have a daughter, who's engaged to a no-account bum, Jean-Paul Belmondo. The mother dislikes him, but the father has nothing against him. These are relatively minor details that make up this rather subdued yet intense study of the breakup of a family due to infidelity. Everything lies just under the surface ready to bust - in the form of the mistress being killed. There are several key suspects, but it will be obvious to those who are paying attention to little things and comments. "A Double Tour" is an interesting and modest little film made worthwhile by good thoughtful performances by its actors.


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