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Someone Behind the Door (1971)

Quelqu'un derrière la porte (original title)
GP | | Crime, Drama | 28 July 1971 (France)
A neurosurgeon with a cheating wife takes an amnesiac into his home and conditions him to believe that the cheating wife is his own and to take the "appropriate" action.

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Henri Garcin ...
Paul Damien
Adriano Magistretti ...
Andrew
Agathe Natanson ...
Lucy
Viviane Everly ...
Young Girl on Beach
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Intern
Carl Studer ...
Fisherman (as Carl J. Studer)
Denise Péronne ...
Nurse
Isabelle Del Rio ...
Nurse
Silvana Blasi ...
Mrs. Evans
Colin Mann ...
Sgt. Gordon
Yves Elliot ...
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Dr. Laurence Jeffries, a neurosurgeon, intent on his research, neglects his wife Frances. The frustrated woman accordingly takes a lover, Paul Damien, a French journalist. When he realizes what is going on, Laurence has only one thing in mind, vengeance. A diabolical idea comes to him: why not use one of his patients, an amnesiac, as his instrument of revenge? He soon implements his plan, taking the amnesiac into his home and making him believe that Frances is HIS wife, that she cheats on him and that he has to eliminate her... Written by Guy Bellinger

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No memory, no name, no mind: This man will act out someone else's insanity and revenge. See more »

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The man in film's the poster with the door displayed over his head is not Charles Bronson, who plays the lead character. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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19 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

not special. not surprising. using Anthony Perkins for a role who seems be the most comfortable for him. remembering Hitchcock. and proposing the slow pace as basic tool for atmosphere. but it has a virtue who did it more than one of many thrillers from the "70. this virtue - Charles Bronson who propose a different hero, exotic for his career, vulnerable, passionate, fragile and innocent, part of dark plot , remembering a kid of Prince Myshkin. Bronson performance is the lead motif to see this film. and maybe, the last scene . short, a thriller who gives not exactly a credible story but one well made , respecting the rules of the genre.


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