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L'affaire Dominici (1973)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | 7 March 1973 (France)
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
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Le président de la correctionnelle
Gérard Depardieu ... Zeze Perrin
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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

7 March 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dominici-ügy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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This movie was a warning that anyone could be reached.
6 August 2015 | by eltsr-1See all my reviews

Well cast, acted and even the wandering photography is OK. The point of view is tumbled and tossed for a reason because there couldn't be one. One moment the viewer is judge and jury; the next, a bewildered tourist; the next, a time traveler experiencing the Europe not shown in the travel brochures. (The review before this is very good at shortly defining this brief case of that.) It's worth seeing if you do your homework first: IT WAS World NEWS. The movie plays with that fact and it would have been much more entertaining had it risked (real risks) telling the greater story of espionage (the CIA was embarrassed by the media of that time linking it to the murders) a whiff of English nobility again horribly compromised--from the previous espionage-d Profumo Scandal; and The Cold War hanging like a cloud over the Atlantic--all the way to Hollywood. The 4 admitted producers represent that clouded reality. Their mere presence put real, enforced limits on a movie that deserved much better. That it was made at all during that time with gifted actors is perhaps telling us much, much more. Drink lots of cognac after your research and watch it unfold like an over edited surveillance tape. Well worth the effort. Good luck with that.


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