Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful tycoon father (Orson Welles). Welcomed by Welles' young wife (Marlene Jobert), Piccoli soon finds a nest of rats beneath the bourgeoisie voluptuousness -- a clan bound in a circle of illicit romance, blackmail, faked burglaries and, of course, murder.
The HOW and the WHY of a murder... as well as the WHO.
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Did You Know?
often quoted this film as the one he completely missed by "excess of ambition" he says . In an episode of the cartoon series Rubrique-à-brac, Marcel Gotlib
made an illustrated criticism, mocking more specifically the false nose of Orson Welles
. Later, Claude Chabrol admitted himself to have somehow "sacrificed" his film to this coquetry of the actor See more
There is no room for gods like you among men.
Pour moi mon chagrin
de Dominique Zardi See more