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Ten Days Wonder (1971)

La décade prodigieuse (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Frederic Dannay (based on the novel by) (as Ellery Queen), Manfred Lee (based on the novel by) (as Ellery Queen) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Anthony Perkins ... Charles Van Horn - le fils déséquilibré de Théo
Michel Piccoli ... Paul Regis - un psychologue, l'ancien professeur de Charles
Marlène Jobert ... Hélène Van Horn - la jeune épouse de Théo
Orson Welles ... Théo Van Horn - un multimillionnaire qui vit en despote dans sa maison
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Ludovic Van Horn - le frère et régisseur de Théo
Ermanno Casanova Ermanno Casanova ... Vieillard borgne
Mathilde Ceccarelli Mathilde Ceccarelli ... Réceptionniste hôtel
Eric Frisdal Eric Frisdal ... Charles enfant
Aline Mantovani Aline Mantovani ... Hélène enfant
Corinne Koeningswarter Corinne Koeningswarter ... Hélène enfant
Tsilla Chelton ... Mère Théo
Giovanni Sciuto Giovanni Sciuto ... Prêteur
Vittorio Sanipoli ... Commissaire
Fabienne Gaugloff Fabienne Gaugloff ... Petite fille du train
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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. Written by joeyc187

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They Broke Every Commandment in the Book! See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Days Wonder See more »

Filming Locations:

Colmar, Haut-Rhin, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although filmed in France by an essentially French team, the film was shot entirely in English. Orson Welles is dubbed in French by Georges Aminel and Anthony Perkins by Philippe Nicaud, despite Perkins relative mastery of the language, proved in Agent 38-24-36 (1964). See more »

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Paul Regis: There is no room for gods like you among men.
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Pour moi mon chagrin
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The Crime of the Ten Commandments
5 February 2011 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The tormented and unstable young sculptor Charles Van Horn (Anthony Perkins) summons his old family friend Paul Regis (Michel Piccoli) in Paris and tells him that he has weird nightmares followed by amnesia, and last time he had awaked with his hands full of blood. Paul and Charles travel to the countryside to the manor of Charles' stepfather, the millionaire Théo Van Horn (Orson Welles) that is married with the young Hélène Van Horn (Marlène Jobert). Paul is welcomed by the family and along the days, he learns that Charles and Hélène had a love affair and Charles wrote love letters to Hélène. One day, Théo gave a party for two hundred people and the letters were stole. Now they are blackmailed by the thief that demands a large amount to return the letters and Paul helps Hélène to pay the blackmailer. When the extortionist requests more money, Charles and Hélène forge a burglary, but the plan does not work well ending in a tragedy.

"La Décade Prodigieuse" a.k.a. "Ten Days' Wonder" is a slow-paced dramatic thriller by Claude Chabrol. The story based on the Ten Commandments is very well acted but unfortunately it is not difficult to foresee the twist since the number of characters is only five. This DVD has not been released in Brazil and I have just watched a DVD from Pathfinder Home Entertainment. Unfortunately there are no subtitles and in some moments it is very difficult for a non-native in English understand the pronunciation of Orson Welles. My vote is eight.

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