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The Infernal Trio (1974)

Le trio infernal (original title)
A cunning French legal adviser teams up with an unemployed German girl and her sister to commit murders in Marseille.

Director:

Francis Girod
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Piccoli ... Georges Sarret
Romy Schneider ... Philomena Schmidt
Mascha Gonska ... Catherine Schmidt
Philippe Brizard Philippe Brizard ... Chambon
Jean Rigaux Jean Rigaux ... Villette
Monica Fiorentini Monica Fiorentini ... Magali
Luigi Zerbinati Luigi Zerbinati
Hubert Deschamps ... Detreuil
Monique Tarbès Monique Tarbès ... Nurse
Andréa Ferréol ... Noemie
Francis Claude Francis Claude ... Doctor
Pierre Dac Pierre Dac ... Insurance doctor
Jean-Pierre Honoré Jean-Pierre Honoré
Henri Piccoli Henri Piccoli
Martine Ferrière
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Storyline

In 1930s Marseilles, the former World War I hero, Georges Sarret, now earns a living as a respectable lawyer. However, under threat of his German mistress Philomène Schmidt's imminent deportation, the calculative and ambitious advocate will soon hatch a plan so simple and outrageous that would catapult the decadent couple and Philomène's sister, Catherine, to riches. As a result, the infernal trio will entangle themselves in a game of fraudulent marriage, old-age insurance, and of course, murder, nevertheless, bold but sinful schemes rarely are fail-safe. Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Horror

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Country:

France | West Germany | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 May 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Uschi Glas was offered the Catherine Schmidt part but turned it down. See more »

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Who said Things can't go wrong in France?
28 February 2006 | by Thorsten_BSee all my reviews

It's not too hard to understand what this film is aiming at: It's a farce about the moral of the bourgeoisie, drawn into it's ridiculous opposite by evil mastermind Michel Piccoli and his two willing helpers. The problem is, the figures are way too one-dimensional; they are more caricatures than real persons. How then display a critique of the society that helps create people like this and protects them by judging not from deeds or character, but from class and status? The murderous trio's actions go their calm, undisturbed way, no one minds it, no one asks. Add a bit of nudity here and there, some frivolity, some virginal innocence as counterpart, mix it up, and what do you get? A would-be-comedy that wants to be art. Considering this is based on actual events, the reconstruction leaves an even worse taste. For a film from the worlds leading film nation, filmed during the most promising decades of film and starring good actors, a major disappointment.


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