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A Brutal Game (1983)

Un jeu brutal (original title)
A strict father imposes impossible guidelines on his disabled daughter which reflect his secret, tortured life.
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Bruno Cremer ... Christian Tessier
Emmanuelle Debever Emmanuelle Debever ... Isabelle
María Luisa García ... Annie Lorraine (as Lisa Hérédia)
Albert Pigot Albert Pigot ... Pascal
Lucien Plazanet Lucien Plazanet ... Lucien
Humbert Balsan Humbert Balsan ... Le journaliste
Jean Douchet Jean Douchet ... Le professeur Marchal
Lucienne Le Marchand Lucienne Le Marchand ... La mère de Christian
Liliane Gaudet Liliane Gaudet ... La dame de compagnie
Catherine Griffoni Catherine Griffoni ... L'amie de Pascal
Marie-France Mignal Marie-France Mignal ... La mère d'Éliane
Jean-Claude de Goros Jean-Claude de Goros ... Le policier
Véronique Grard Véronique Grard ... Dominique
Charles-Hubert Ordinis Charles-Hubert Ordinis ... Bruno
Aurélie Sterling Aurélie Sterling ... Éliane
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A strict father imposes impossible guidelines on his disabled daughter which reflect his secret, tortured life.

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A brutal game.
23 December 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Brisseau is The French Haneke.Like the Austrian director,his characters are beyond any moral. Cremer portrays a scientist who is also a serial killer.He's got a disabled daughter whom he treats like a dog because "she's still a beast ,only the hard way can turn her into a human being". Both hold a grudge against the whole world -the love the girl feels for Pascal will be short-lived- and the father/killer seems to use expiatory victims.This is a bleak disturbing movie which was largely ignored during the eighties but which still retains a small cult following.

Avoid if you are down in the dumps.Or if you are an Eric Rohmer fan.


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Release Date:

28 September 1983 (France) See more »

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A Brutal Game See more »

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Lodeve, France See more »

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Les Films du Losange See more »
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