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Roland Wolf wants to write a book about a TV game-show host, the hail-fellow-well-met Christian Legagneur, who invites Wolf to his country estate, promising several days of lengthy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... Christian Legagneur
Robin Renucci ... Roland Wolf
Bernadette Lafont ... La masseuse / The masseuse
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette ... Colette, la secrétaire / The secretary
Anne Brochet ... Catherine
Roger Dumas ... Manu
Pierre-François Dumeniaud Pierre-François Dumeniaud ... Max
Pierre Nougaro Pierre Nougaro ... Gustave
Renée Dennsy Renée Dennsy ... Émilie
Yvonne Décade Yvonne Décade ... Antoinette
Blanche Ariel Blanche Ariel ... Rosette
René Marjac René Marjac ... Maurice
Paul Vally Paul Vally ... Henry
Denise Pezzani Denise Pezzani ... Mme Lemonier
Pierre Hisch Pierre Hisch ... M. Loury
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Roland Wolf wants to write a book about a TV game-show host, the hail-fellow-well-met Christian Legagneur, who invites Wolf to his country estate, promising several days of lengthy interviews. But Legagneur's laughter and easy intimacy are empty of content for a book, and he's constantly dashing off, promising Wolf more time later. Wolf seems to have his own mask: he's brought a gun with him, and he's curious about a woman who was a recent guest at the estate. There's also Legagneur's godchild, Catherine, recovering from mental illness, and hovered over by Legagneur and his secretary. As Wolf digs through desks, he discovers a murderous plot. Can he now outfox his host? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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France's master of stylish and witty suspense presents his delightfully dark and hauntingly humorous game of cat and mouse


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 February 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Masken See more »

Filming Locations:

Senlis, Oise, France

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Films A2, MK2 Productions See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The theme song of Christian's television show in "Masques" is "Funeral March of the Marionettes," which was the theme of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." See more »

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(at around 30 mins) In the scene with Catherine sitting outside in the garden, the camera is reflected in her sunglasses. See more »

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Manu: I ordered Clos Vougeot and Moulis. Do you want some Savigny too?
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References Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) See more »

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another Chabrol
30 September 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

precise option for cast. not original policier. but the unique art of characters definition. and a nice story. the vulnerability of Anne Brochet, new version of Audrey Hepburn, the charm of Philippe Niret, the flavor of mysteries old tales are pieces of a very interesting mechanism. nothing surprising, nothing complicated, only visual crime novel created in the limits of classic rules. image of each character - little jewel in Chabrol style, delicate intrigue and the precious details are elements of fine clock. and inspired ingredient for atmosphere. an old fashion movie and little more. maybe, a delight or just provocation for public.that is all.


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