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Fantômas 

Master criminal Fantomas kills an ambassador, is having an affair with the dead man's wife, sneaks into a rich woman's house handing out vanishing-ink business cards, is caught and ... See full summary »
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Helmut Berger ...  Fantômas / ... 4 episodes, 1980
Jacques Dufilho ...  Inspecteur Juve 4 episodes, 1980
Pierre Malet Pierre Malet ...  Fandor 4 episodes, 1980
Gayle Hunnicutt ...  Lady Beltham 3 episodes, 1980
Pierre Douglas Pierre Douglas ...  Le juge Fuselier 3 episodes, 1980
Kristina van Eyck ...  La princesse Sonia Danidoff 2 episodes, 1980
Mario David ...  Nibet 2 episodes, 1980
Serge Bento Serge Bento ...  L'inspecteur Michel 2 episodes, 1980
Dominique Bernard Dominique Bernard ...  Nez coupé 2 episodes, 1980
Fabrice Luchini ...  Bonardin 2 episodes, 1980
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ...  Le docteur Hansen 2 episodes, 1980
Marie-José Courtois Marie-José Courtois ...  Nadine 2 episodes, 1980
Denise Péron ...  La mère Toulouche 2 episodes, 1980
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Master criminal Fantomas kills an ambassador, is having an affair with the dead man's wife, sneaks into a rich woman's house handing out vanishing-ink business cards, is caught and sentenced to death but switches with an actor, who goes to the guillotine. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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THE Fantomas
31 December 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Pierre Souvestre's and Marcel Allain's hero has always been a fascinating character for directors.To think that the novels were transferred to the screen in the silent era ,by Louis Feuillade and that the surrealist writers went into raptures over those films.The Paul Fejos 1932 version is worth seeking out too.

In the sixties,the novels were butchered by André Hunnebelle which made comedies out of them starring Jean Marais and Louis de Funès.Jean Marais played both Fantomas and journalist Fandor,which was an aberration.From the stories,there was nothing left but the proper nouns.

Claude Chabrol was the ideal director to film a new "Fantomas" and the choice of a TV miniseries was relevant,given the length of the novels (only three or four were adapted).Chabrol had always had a sense of mystery,which he sadly began to lose afterward.Helmut Berger ,one of Luchino Visconti's favorite actors ("la caduti dei degli" " Ludwig" ) , was THE Fantomas as he was in the novels.And Jacques Dufilho and Pierre Malet provided good support .


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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 October 1980 (France) See more »

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(4 episodes) | (entire miniseries)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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