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Dernier domicile connu (1970)

Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas... See full summary »

Director:

José Giovanni

Writers:

José Giovanni, Joseph Harrington (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... L'inspecteur principal Marceau Leonetti
Marlène Jobert ... Jeanne Dumas
Michel Constantin ... Greg
Paul Crauchet ... Jacques Loring
Alain Mottet Alain Mottet ... Frank Lambert
Béatrice Arnac Béatrice Arnac ... Silvia
Guy Heron Guy Heron ... Soramon
Albert Dagnant Albert Dagnant ... Arnold
Monique Mélinand Monique Mélinand ... Mme Loring
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Lenoir
Germaine Delbat Germaine Delbat ... Madame Lenoir
Hervé Sand Hervé Sand ... Gravel
Pascal Gillot Pascal Gillot
François Jaubert François Jaubert ... Le braqueur
Régine Lovi Régine Lovi
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Storyline

Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas. The duo are soon assigned a very difficult mission: to find a man whose evidence is instrumental in convicting a murderer. They start searching throughout Paris... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 February 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Címe ismeretlen See more »

Filming Locations:

Région parisienne, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Marlène Jobert tells in her biography that she and her co star Lino Ventura barely spoke to each other on the shooting because she refused to accept the role after she first accepted. But she eventually went back on her decision and she and Ventura forgot the incident several years later. See more »

Goofs

The film ends with a quotation: --- car la vie est un bien perdu quand on n'a pas vecu comme on l'aurait voulu and claims it is by Eminescu, a Romanian poet. This is wrong. The quotation is from the work of another Romanian poet, Gheorghe Cosbuc. See more »

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Written And Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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Endearing movie.
8 April 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This might be my Jose Giovanni favorite.His third movie,it is perhaps his most endearing one.A really unusual thriller,which uses urban landscapes with great skill.We often seem to be lost in an ocean of windows ,which makes sense,because the plot is actually a search.

Two cops,a man and a woman, (Ventura and Jobert)are looking for a witness for the prosecution .That man seems to have disappeared.So their investigation looks like a treasure hunt.They meet a lot of people,some of whom have known the mysterious guy.They learn that he is a widower living with his daughter.The girl herself is an enigma,being described as a fairy tale princess by some (Paul Crauchet) or a vicious Lolita (the woman with the cat).The woman cop even dreams of them,and that sequence is really excellent,as they seem more and more to be a mirage.

There is something of John Huston in the conclusion of "dernier domicile connu" (last known address).It deals with cowardice ,sadness and despair,one of the harshest endings Giovanni ever filmed.Even if they succeeded in their mission,the two cops realize that they have been manipulated and that they have completely destroyed two human beings' happiness.

Marlène Jobert has perhaps never been better than here.Once a enthusiastic rookie ,her despair is intense when the movie ends.Ventura portrays a fallen cop from the beginning: He was relegated to a local police station after having arrested a drunken rich kid.Disillusioned ,but still believing in what he's doing,he will become a broken man as the last lines read:life is lost when you did not live your life as you would have liked to.

Good directing,fine acting,and as usual ,wonderful score by François de Roubaix.


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