Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like ... See full summary »

Director:

Alain Corneau

Writers:

Jim Thompson (novel), Georges Perec (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Patrick Dewaere ... Franck Poupart
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Jeanne
Marie Trintignant ... Mona
Bernard Blier ... Staplin
Jeanne Herviale Jeanne Herviale ... La tante
Andreas Katsulas ... Andreas Tikides
Charlie Farnel Charlie Farnel ... Marcel l'inspecteur
Samuel Mek Samuel Mek ... Le boxeur
Jack Jourdain Jack Jourdain ... L'entraineur (as Jack Jourdan)
Fernand Coquet Fernand Coquet ... Le Hell's Angel
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Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like to change his life and also save Mona from her aunt. Murder is the only solution he finds to achieve his goal... A very gloomy movie, exuding dispair and uneasiness, with pathetic characters. Written by Yepok

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Le Lambeth walk
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Overrated Black Comedy
24 May 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Série noire" is an overrated black comedy directed by Alain Corneau. The story of the clumsy loser door-to-door salesman Franck Poupart is kind of lose among crime, drama and black comedy but does not work very well. Maybe in the late 70´s it would be better rated. The slow pace is not adequate to the story and Patrick Dewaere is annoying with his stupidities. Marie Trintignant is a great surprise performing the teenage prostitute Mona and her first encounter with Franck is unforgettable. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Série Negra" (Black Series")


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 April 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Serie negra See more »

Filming Locations:

Créteil, Val-de-Marne, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,088, 29 September 2019

Gross USA:

$5,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,633
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Prospectacle, Gaumont See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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