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Garde à vue (1981)

A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

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Claude Miller

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John Wainwright (novel), Claude Miller | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lino Ventura ... Inspector Antoine Gallien
Michel Serrault ... Jerome / Charles / Emile Martinaud
Romy Schneider ... Chantal Martinaud
Guy Marchand ... Inspector Marcel Belmont
Didier Agostini Didier Agostini ... Young policeman
Patrick Depeyrrat Patrick Depeyrrat ... Policeman
Pierre Maguelon ... Adami
Annie Miller Annie Miller ... La mère de Camille
Serge Malik Serge Malik ... Le mécanicien
Jean-Claude Penchenat Jean-Claude Penchenat ... Divisional Commissioner
Yves Pignot Yves Pignot ... Policeman
Mathieu Schiffman Mathieu Schiffman ... Le fils Berthier
Michel Such Michel Such ... Jean-Marie Jabelain
Elsa Lunghini Elsa Lunghini ... Camille
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammed Bekireche Mohammed Bekireche ... Arab
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Inspector Gallien is investigating the rape and murder of two little girls. The only suspect is attorney Jerome Martinaud, but the evidence against him is circumstantial. As the city celebrates New Year's Eve, Gallien calls Martinaud to his office and interrogates him for hour after hour while Martinaud continues to maintain his innocence. We learn all about the evidence; we meet Martinaud's wife and learn all about the rift between the two; but will we, and Gallien, finally learn whether Martinaud is guilty? Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 September 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grilling See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Entirely shot in studio (with the exception of one sequence in a hotel) and in chronological order. See more »

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Chantal Et Camille
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Psychological approaching between the long corridor & closed door !!!
8 December 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Fine piece of a psychological approaching over the veteran police Inspector Gallien (Lino Ventura) and the suspect Jerome Martinaud (Michael Serrault) of two murders and rapes of two young girls, under pleasure by the skilled Gallien who impose an strategic guideline to extract a confession, in other hand the smart Jerome an old man with a failed marriage has to answer the several double meaning questions, the cold and stiffing atmosphere on the room at the police precinct is extremely grueling for both and more to the viewers neither, even having break a couple times in between when it's back starts all over again, until a key witness appears, Jerome's wife, Chantal Martinaud (Romy Schneider, how was beauty yet) the accused refuses meeting her, then Gallien has a private conversation on a separate room, after a long talk at last the convinced Inspector has a card hidden on his sleeve, even never hearing nothing over the Director Claude Miller, he made a fabulous and complex picture, when you suppose that all are settled, then goes a crowning surprise, according my feelings both Lino Ventura and Jean Gabin were the greatest French actors of all times and this picture states that, also Serrault deserves my greetings for such performance!!!!

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First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD/ Rating: 8.75


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