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La menace (1977)

The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. ... See full summary »

Director:

Alain Corneau

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Daniel Boulanger (scenario), Alain Corneau (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... Henri Savin
Carole Laure ... Julie Manet, a Canadian Girl
Marie Dubois ... Dominique Montlaur, Truck Company Manager
Jean-François Balmer ... Inspector Waldeck
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... Examining Magistrate Baron
Roger Muni Roger Muni ... Bruno, Waldeck's Deputy
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Paco, Trucks Dispatcher
Michel Ruhl Michel Ruhl ... Leverrier, Lawyer
Gabriel Gascon Gabriel Gascon ... Pannequin
Martin Trévières Martin Trévières ... Belloc, Montlaur's Competitor
Patrick Feigelson Patrick Feigelson ... (as Patrick Fiegelson)
Albert Michel Albert Michel ... Grocery Owner
Pierre Frag Pierre Frag ... Maurice
Marie Pillet Marie Pillet ... Yvette, Savin's Assistant
Fabienne Arel Fabienne Arel ... Maria
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The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. The main character then tries to draw suspicion from his girlfriend to himself. It appears he wil succeed... Written by Rfschipper

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 September 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Threat See more »

Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,400,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Thriller that could have been better
14 May 2006 | by bob998See all my reviews

Corneau's career is a bit of a puzzle. He started with thrillers and is now making sombre mood pieces like Nocturne indien and Tous les matins du monde that feature career making performances (see Anne Brochet in the latter). La menace starts off as a tight thriller with a harried Yves Montand trying to balance wife and mistress, loses some momentum in the middle as fumble-foot detective Balmer sniffs around the principals, then picks up for a slam-bang finish in the twisting mountain roads of southern British Columbia.

Montand and Carole Laure, the Canadian singer-actress, supply the tension after the sudden death of Marie Dubois (who is the best performer in the picture). Although it's not as good as the classic Série noire with Dewaere, this is a watchable film.


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