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Deadly Circuit (1983)

Mortelle randonnée (original title)
Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Miller

Writers:

Marc Behm (novel), Michel Audiard (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Beauvoir, The 'Eye'
Isabelle Adjani ... Catherine Leiris / Lucie Brentano - 'Marie'
Guy Marchand ... L'homme pâle / The pale man
Stéphane Audran ... The grey lady
Macha Méril ... Madeleine
Geneviève Page ... Mme Schmidt-Boulanger
Sami Frey ... Ralph Forbes
Dominique Frot ... Betty
Patrick Bouchitey ... Michel de Meyerganz
Isabelle Ho Isabelle Ho ... Cora Palenbrg
François Bernheim François Bernheim ... Jerry
Gilberte Lauvray Gilberte Lauvray ... La curiste
Michel Such Michel Such ... L'homme à l'attaché case / The fat man
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Voragine
Paul Anrieu Paul Anrieu
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Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be telepathically connected to her, because she reminds him of his daughter he never met. After he led a blind artist, Catherine's truly beloved spouse, into a bus accident, she makes a living by bank robbery with young Betty till Betty gets shot. Alone again, Catherine leads a sad, uneventful life as a waitress, when she meets her follower. Written by Knut Behrends <knut.behrends@wirtschaft.tu-chemnitz.de>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 March 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Circuit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Remade, in English, as The Eye Of The Beholder(1999), starring Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd. See more »

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Features The Last Laugh (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
  • 12 Ländler op.171

Composed by Franz Schubert
Soprano Anne Forez
Piano Guy Printemps
Clarinette Maurice Gabai
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Brilliant thriller, but DVD release heavily cut
22 June 2000 | by kdelorenziSee all my reviews

Mortelle randonée is a brilliant and somewhat noir-ish thriller with a subtle twist of comedy. Isabelle Adjani's beauty has never been more glowing than here as the central femme fatale, and Michel Serrault manages to be both touching and very funny as the lonesome private eye, in search of a long lost daughter. As an added bonus Carla Bley's sexy and jazzy score is simply stunning and makes this overlooked gem a definite must-see. Director Claude Miller has had a long impressive career – he started out working for Truffaut – but only rarely has his work been this relaxed, cool and yet still magnificently melodramatic. The inferior "Eye of the Beholder" (1999) was based on the same novel (and Ewan McGregor was way to young for the part). The Wellspring DVD contains only heavily edited American release and this version simply doesn't work. Wait for someone to release this wonderful film uncut.(actually TF1 already have - with French subtitles only!)


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