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L'affaire Dominici (1973)

This film explores the ins and outs of the Dominici Affair that made the headlines back in 1952. As a result of the case, a family man named Gaston Dominici was sentenced to death for the ... See full summary »

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Claude Bernard-Aubert (screenplay), Claude Bernard-Aubert (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Gabin ... Gaston Dominici
Victor Lanoux ... Gustave Dominici
Gérard Depardieu ... Roger Perrin dit Zézé
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Le président de la correctionnelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Allard Jeanne Allard ... Augusta Callat
Max Amyl ... L'avocat Emile Pollack
Michel Bertay Michel Bertay ... Périez, le juge d'instruction
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Le premier journaliste
Paul Crauchet ... Le commissaire Sébeil
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... Clovis Dominici
Colin Drake Colin Drake ... Sir Jack Drummond
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Un journaliste italien
Geneviève Fontanel Geneviève Fontanel ... Yvette Dominici
Pierre Forget Pierre Forget ... Le père d'Yvette
Annick Fougery Annick Fougery ... Germaine Perrin
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This film explores the ins and outs of the Dominici Affair that made the headlines back in 1952. As a result of the case, a family man named Gaston Dominici was sentenced to death for the slaying of a family of English tourists alongside a road running past his property, despite the existence of no material proof or motive to incriminate him. Written by M&M

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Crime | Drama | History

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Release Date:

7 March 1973 (France) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Gabin's best in the seventies
15 August 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

In France,in the first half of the seventies,the rural thriller was trendy ,hip.There was " La Veuve Couderc" "La Horse" (featuring Gabin,which ,though it is pure fiction,looks like "l'Affaire Dominici") "Les Granges Brûlées" ...Their granddaddy was Becker's unsurpassed classic "Goupi Mains Rouges" (1943) which already depicted the clannishness of some people of the rural society.

"L'Affaire Dominici" is a different matter ,for it is based on true facts.Three English tourists (a lord's family) are murdered on a country road .The suspects are the Dominici family ,whose farm was near the tragedy,and whose patriarch (Gabin) shows himself inflexible.

The Dominici family seems to come from another world,from another time.They always contradict themselves (the audience does not know if they protect themselves or if they wash their dirty linen in public).Gabin gives an impressive disturbing performance ,but Victor Lanoux is equally good as his son.There's also a young Gerard Depardieu as a half-wit nephew who's got three or four lines to say.

The Dominici affair remains a mystery.But there are other strange things that do not even concern them: why for instance,do those wealthy tourists have to sleep by the roadside?

Directing is average made-for-TV quality but the whole cast makes the movie a minor winner.


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