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Time Out says

A fine psychological thriller, adapted from an English mystery novel (John Wainwright's Brainwash) already accented by a Série Noire translation. The potential staginess of the material - a New Year's Eve interrogation in a provincial police station - is admirably shaken by inspired adaptation, mise en scène and editing as cop Ventura turns 'witness' Serrault (an attorney obsessed with his own mediocrity) into a suspected rapist and murderer. No descent to glib cat-and-mouse cleverness, and no recourse to actorly fireworks: Miller's confidence in dialogue and an ever more tightly twisting plot is simply a gripping joy.
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Release Details

  • Duration:88 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Claude Miller
  • Screenwriter:Claude Miller, Jean Vautrin
  • Cast:
    • Guy Marchand
    • Romy Schneider
    • Didier Agostini
    • Patrick Depeyrat
    • Michel Serrault
    • Lino Ventura
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