Bastien and Furet are a journalist and a photographer working together as a team on the newspaper 'L'Echo du Jour'. Just as they are about to go off on a weekend break with Micky, their ... See full summary »
Hector Loursat, attorney at law, lives with his daughter Nicole in a vast and shabby mansion in this provincial town. They dont talk to each other much, somehow holding the other one ... See full synopsis »
I completely agree with my good friend writer's reign:Albert Prejean was not a good Maigret.He is too young,too handsome and too chic to portray him successfully.
The story itself is not Simenonesque:it is closer to Agatha Christie's whodunit with a dash of Maurice Leblanc's imposture subject thrown in for good measure.We do not find the psychological study of the characters,the social comments ,Simenon's trademarks .
A killer is doing away with people ;these people have certainly got something in common ,but what? a clairvoyant,a blind man,a doctor, a real estate agent.All takes place near the metro station "Picpus" and the eponymous street.Hence the title.
The supporting cast walks away with the honors,particularly Jean Tissier and the always reliable Noel Roquevert...
Like this ?Try these (From Simenon) "Panique "(1946) by Julien Duvivier "Le Voyageur de la Toussaint" (1942) by Louis Dacquin "Maigret Tend Un PIège " (1958) By Jean Delannoy "La Mort de Belle" by Edouard Molinaro (1961) "Le Chat" by Pierre Granier-Deferre (1970)
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