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Série Noire

  • Film

Time Out says

Although the setting is changed from Big City USA to the dismal, wintry Paris suburbs, this neo-noir retains the outline of Jim Thompson's source novel (A Hell of a Woman), following the trajectory of its door-to-door salesman until, with an almost audible 'Voilà!', he's deposited in an abyss of hopelessness - thief, triple murderer and not a sou to show for it. But the characterisations are turned on their heads. 'A hell of a woman' is here an engimatically passive 17-year-old (Trintignant), while the weary hero is rendered hyperactive in Dewaere's tornado-strength performance, hysterical rages, comical monologues and all.
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Release Details

  • Duration:145 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Alain Corneau
  • Screenwriter:Georges Perec, Alain Corneau
  • Cast:
    • Patrick Dewaere
    • Marie Trintignant
    • Myriam Boyer
    • Bernard Blier
    • Jeanne Herviale
    • Samuel Mek
    • Andreas Katsulas
    • Charlie Farnel
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