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La mort d'un tueur (1964)



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Robert Hossein ... Pierre Massa
Marie-France Pisier ... Maria / Claudia
Simón Andreu ... Luciano
Jean Lefebvre ... Tony
Robert Dalban ... Albert
André Toscano André Toscano
Maurice Jacquin Maurice Jacquin ... La Balafré
Roger Carel ... Le patron du café
Paul Préboist ... Le coiffeur
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand
Willy Braque Willy Braque
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... (as Henry Attal)
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Un dur
Stivie Danik Stivie Danik
Natacha Koumianou Natacha Koumianou


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Release Date:

1 April 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Death of a Killer See more »

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Les Films Copernic,Filmerc See more »
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1.66 : 1
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Russian roulette or the ordeal.
17 May 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although he is known as an actor,Robert Hossein was a fine film noir director .His "toi le venin" should appeal to people who enjoyed De Palma's "sisters" (1973).

"Mort d'un tueur" takes a hackneyed screenplay and brilliantly succeeds in surprising.Only the middle part ,with strip tease scenes ,seems irrelevant padding.

A gangster,who was given away to the Police,returns home to take his vengeance.Blending elements from Hawks's "Scarface" (the man actually in love with his sister who loves one of his accomplices) and Duvivier's "Pépé le Moko" (the alleys ,the tragic ending) ,and adding a suspenseful scene in an arena where the two men play Russian roulette,in front of the whole city underworld ,Hossein made a black and white little gem,where ambiguity is not absent.The flashbacks are smartly included in the plot,and present and past seem to meet when ,once again,the hero is given away..

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