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Un assassin qui passe (1981)

The story of a serial killer but bears little resemblance to a slasher movie. We know almost at once who the killer is and the emphasis is not on the murders but on his psychology as he ... See full summary »

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Michel Vianey

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Michel Vianey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Ravic
Carole Laure ... Pauline Klein
Richard Berry ... Jacques
Féodor Atkine ... Fontaine
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... L'homosexuel
Béatrice Camurat Béatrice Camurat ... Alice, l'amie de Ravic
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Edouard, l'ami de Pauline
Jeanne Goupil ... La prostituée
Nathalie Guérin Nathalie Guérin ... La serveuse
Amélie Prévost Amélie Prévost ... La droguée
Jean-Pierre Sentier Jean-Pierre Sentier ... Laurent
Alain Bertheau Alain Bertheau ... Le suspect
Christine Datnowsky Christine Datnowsky ... L'employée de bureau
Jean-Louis Fortuit Jean-Louis Fortuit ... Ferreri
Jean-Paul Muel Jean-Paul Muel ... Le chef de service
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The story of a serial killer but bears little resemblance to a slasher movie. We know almost at once who the killer is and the emphasis is not on the murders but on his psychology as he falls in love with one of his prospective victims - a weakness which, of course, will be his downfall. Written by lament

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 April 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Assassin Passes By See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zénith Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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7 August 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A serial killer who is just passing through..At the time this intellectual thriller was a PG -18!Well today...time has passed and I'm not even sure it would get a PG-12.

The director had big ambitions.Richard Berry portrays a serial killer with frames of mind.A smiling nice one searching for compassion, affection, company .No dramatization,no suspense,the viewer is supposed to find the killer's behavior "normal" .There's just one problem:we know nothing about the gentle criminal's background and all that he does does not concern us .Carole Laure's part is not credible either.She's supposed to be a great star,but she does not have any bodyguards,wherever she goes.And,as one of the cops points out,she might (must) have appreciated to be used as a bait.And what cops!All are senseless brutes,always bullying their suspects.There's no difference -that's what the flick tends to prove- between us (the Police) and them (the criminals).

This is a deadly dull film.


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