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Le parfum de la dame en noir (2005)

Newly married, Mathilde and Robert are honeymooning at a resort owned by their friends Edith and Arthur, the Chateau d'Hercule. But an unpleasant shock is in store for them.

Director:

Bruno Podalydès

Writers:

Gaston Leroux (novel), Bruno Podalydès (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Podalydès ... Joseph Rouletabille
Sabine Azéma ... Mathilde Stangerson
Zabou Breitman ... Edith Rance
Olivier Gourmet ... Robert Darzac
Jean-Noël Brouté Jean-Noël Brouté ... Sainclair
Pierre Arditi ... Frédéric Larsan / Naja-Bey
Vincent Elbaz Vincent Elbaz ... Prince Galitch
Michael Lonsdale ... Le professeur Stangerson
Julos Beaucarne Julos Beaucarne ... Le père Jacques / Vieux Bob
Isabelle Candelier Isabelle Candelier ... Mme Bernier
Dominique Parent Dominique Parent ... M. Bernier
Bruno Podalydès Bruno Podalydès ... Arthur Rance
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Le curé
Roger Roka Roger Roka ... Rikki Matoni
Vincent Vedo Velli Vincent Vedo Velli ... Brignolles (as Vincent Vedovelli)
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Newly married, Mathilde and Robert are honeymooning at a resort owned by their friends Edith and Arthur, the Chateau d'Hercule. But an unpleasant shock is in store for them.

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Official Sites:

UGC [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 September 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A fekete nő illata See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,074,427 (France), 16 September 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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the scent of disillusionment
19 September 2005 | by ondine-le-cesneSee all my reviews

maybe I expected too much from the adorable Mystère De la Chambre Jaune sequel. The dull titles unlike the rejoicing Caro&Jeunet titles of the Rouletabille saga first episode foreshadow the major flaw of the picture: an overall disenchantment spreading to the screenplay and the actors. Gaston Leroux novels whose story lines are typically slowly-told and far-fetched must be hard to adapt yet they matched director Bruno Podalydès universe so far. However the blatantly clumsy dialogs create an uneasiness between the actors who miscommunicate with one another. And that's a sheer pity for the undreamed-of cast gathers not only the jolly almost-Pierre-Brasseur-like Bruno Podalydès and his skinnier and witty younger brother Denis but also a myriad of picturesque parts that goes from Claude Rich cameo to the imposing Oliver Gourmet performance. Indeed the breath-taking location shots invite the spectator to a stay in the wild and craggy island of Port Cros. Nevertheless I couldn't merge in the picture at all just like the touching, melancholic and mysterious Stangerson Professor embodied by the faultless Michael Lonsdale who sits on a chair facing the azure sea a palette in his hand wondering what he's longing to paint.


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