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Have Mercy on Us All (2007)

Pars vite et reviens tard (original title)
A modern-day Parisian town crier gradually learns that someone is using him to give cryptic warnings of a plague outbreak in the city.

Director:

Régis Wargnier

Writers:

Ariane Fert (adaptation), Ariane Fert (scenario) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Garcia ... Le commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg
Lucas Belvaux ... Danglard
Marie Gillain ... Marie
Olivier Gourmet ... Joss Le Guern
Nicolas Cazalé ... Damas
Linh Dan Pham ... Camille
Michel Serrault ... Hervé Decambrais / Hervé Ducouëdic
Nadine Alari ... Clémentine / Grandmother of Damas
Sophie Aubry Sophie Aubry ... Eva
Félicité N'Gijol Félicité N'Gijol ... Lisbeth
Jean-Gilles Barbier ... Favre
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Maurel
Laëtitia Lacroix Laëtitia Lacroix ... Retancourt
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Castillon
Stéphane Butet Stéphane Butet ... Kernokian
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Storyline

In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner Danglard investigate the case and discover that plague may have killed the victim. Meanwhile, in the center of Paris, the former actor Joss Le Guern survives reading advertisements in a square for the public; when he receives weird messages about an outbreak of plague that is coming to Paris, the former professor Hervé Decambrais requests the warnings and goes to the library to research the meaning of the text, where he meets Adamsberg. Together they find that a maniac is killing people using flees contaminated by rats and spreading the disease in the city; without any clue, the police force do not have how to avoid the panic in Paris. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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A complete failure
29 January 2007 | by jerome_a_parisSee all my reviews

Maybe I should balance my opinion but frankly, I don't find anything to like in this movie, although maybe a few good images of Paris but still... I didn't read the book, I hope it's only the adaptation that's bad... So, I found that: - the dialogs aren't great (not to say they suck), I sometimes felt like I was watching La Cité de la Peur (which is a very good comedy)... - bad acting. Garcia's tone is very weird, tough, neutral, emotionless, which could be fine but here it sounds like he's monotonously reading a script. And the sad thing is, Garcia's acting is among the best in the movie... - a really not so good mise en scène, with ridiculous situations - a bad scenario, at least not very credible. The ending is stupid (or, again, badly adapted)


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Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

24 January 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagio mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,189,879
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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