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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Edwige Ledieu
... Daniel Forest
... Julia Tombsthay
... David Aurphet
... Graham Tombsthay
Anaïs Jeanneret ... Vivianne Tombsthay
Jean-Claude Jay ... Father
Hélène Roussel ... Mother
Élisabeth Vitali ... Waitress
Franck de la Personne ... Guitar dealer
Daniel Vérité ... Attacker
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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>

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Some eroticism with your thrills!


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Threatening Erotics that seem to be waiting to explode in violence.
15 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Although the film has some very beautiful & erotically tense scenes, the little & few dialogues, combined with moody glares, make even some of the completely silent scenes very threatening. It's a little like listening to the rumbling of a live volcano, not being able to run and wondering if, and when it will erupt.


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