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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

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Remade as Eye of the Beholder (1999) 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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Weird, Boring and Overrated
18 June 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The agency where the middle-aged private detective Beauvoir "The Eye" (Michel Serrault) works is hired by a couple to follow their son that is meeting a woman. Beauvoir is a bitter man that misses his daughter Marie that was taken by her mother years ago, leaving behind only a photo. Soon he finds that the youngster is having an affair with the gorgeous Catherine Leiris (Isabelle Adjani) and Beauvoir imagines that she might be Marie. Out of the blue, Beauvoir sees Catherine dumping the body of the man in a lake, but he does not report his finding. He follows Catherine that travels to another place and discovers that she is a serial-killer that misses her father and kills her lovers. Beauvoir protects Catherine and falls in love with her. When he finally meets her, he invites Catherine for a drink after hours. What will happen to them?

"Mortelle randonnée" is a weird, boring and overrated neo-noir directed by Claude Miller. The plot is repetitive about two needy persons, one that misses his daughter and the other that misses her father, and annoying. It should be shorter and shorter. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Ronda Mortal" ("Mortal Round")


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