7.1/10
1,158
7 user 4 critic

Peril (1985)

Péril en la demeure (original title)
A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

René Belletto (novel), Michel Deville | 1 more credit »
Reviews
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Loup Hubert
Stars: Anémone, Richard Bohringer, Antoine Hubert
La lectrice (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Miou-Miou, Christian Ruché, Sylvie Laporte
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cynical tragicomedy focusing on the different ways of love in the times of the sexual revolution. Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Romy Schneider
Noce blanche (1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A teacher of philosophy encounters a complicated pupil; a seventeen year old girl who possesses quite a cynical view of the world. He attempts to help her focus on her studies, but soon ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau
Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Bruno Cremer, Ludmila Mikaël
Ménage (1986)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc, Miou-Miou
Dossier 51 (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An unnamed French intelligence service spies on and analyzes a French diplomat code name '51' to identify a method to control him.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: François Marthouret, Claude Marcault, Philippe Rouleau
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a vacation camp somewhere in the French country, 1960. Marc et Philippe are two of the counsellors. Marc is very virile, while Philippe is more reserved. A night, Marc surprises Philippe... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Patrick Bouchitey, Christine Pascal
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Michel Serrault, Isabelle Adjani, Guy Marchand
The Two of Us (1967)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In Nazi-occupied France, a Jewish child is sent away from his family and conceals his religious affiliation from the anti-Semitic elderly man that takes care of him.

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Préboist
Uranus (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A desperate alcoholic reaches a turning-point in his life when he meets a strange woman in a railway carriage: they make love, but then she leaves. Chasing after the girl, he clings to her as if she were his final chance.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Alain Delon, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Darmon
Lautrec (1998)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Life, passion, love...all these were part of Toulouse-Lautrec's art. His artistic development among the masters of the postimpressionism.

Director: Roger Planchon
Stars: Régis Royer, Elsa Zylberstein, Anémone
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anémone ... Edwige Ledieu
Richard Bohringer ... Daniel Forest
Nicole Garcia ... Julia Tombsthay
Christophe Malavoy ... David Aurphet
Michel Piccoli ... Graham Tombsthay
Anaïs Jeanneret Anaïs Jeanneret ... Vivianne Tombsthay
Jean-Claude Jay Jean-Claude Jay ... Father
Hélène Roussel Hélène Roussel ... Mother
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Waitress
Franck de la Personne ... Guitar dealer
Daniel Vérité Daniel Vérité ... Attacker
Edit

Storyline

A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's inquisitive neighbor. One night, David is mugged but rescued from injury by a stranger, Daniel, who also becomes David's friend and admits to being a hit man. Video tapes of their activities appear in the lovers' mail; David thinks they're from the neighbor, Daniel is sure the husband is onto the affair and hired the mugger. After Daniel tells David that he's been hired to kill the husband, an elaborate manipulation plays out, with murder, suicide, a payoff, more videos, and a surprise pairing. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Some eroticism with your thrills!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peril See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Fisher King (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Erotic Thriller, French Style
13 August 1998 | by SMK-3See all my reviews

Péril en la demeure is a rather unusual little thriller, in which musician David Aurphet starts an affair with the mother of his pupil. Her husband finds out and David's life has some nightmarish turns. I have to admit that my description makes it sound rather conventional but it certainly is not.

It is debatable how well this film works as a thriller, but there is no doubt that the love scenes between Nicole Garcia and Christophe Malavoy are absolutely stunning. They ooze sensuality and are almost like a ballet, both people moving sensitively, slowly, and silently, suggesting, responding to the other, teasing and hesitating, touching and retreating. These few little scenes belong to the most erotic moments ever to be put on celluloid.


20 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed