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Un jeu brutal (1983)

A strict father imposes impossible guidelines on his disabled daughter which reflect his secret, tortured life.
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Credited cast:
... Christian Tessier
Emmanuelle Debever ... Isabelle
... Annie (as Lisa Hérédia)
Albert Pigot ... Pascal
Lucien Plazanet ... Lucien
Humbert Balsan ... Le journaliste
Jean Douchet ... Le professeur Marchal
Lucienne Le Marchand ... La mère
Liliane Gaudet ... La dame de compagnie
Catherine Griffoni ... L'amie de Pascal
Marie-France Mignal ... La mère d'Éliane
Aurélie Sterling ... Éliane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francisco Acbituno ... La bande (as Francisco Aceituno)
Michael Assous ... La bande
Yann Blère ... La bande
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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 See 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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