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Maigret tend un piège

Maigret tend un piège is a movie starring Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot, and Olivier Hussenot. A serial killer is targeting women in the seedy district of Montmartre.

Other Titles
Maigret legger en felle, Pulapka, Il commissario Maigret, Inspector Maigret, 殺人鬼に罠をかけろ, Detektiven Maigret, Maigret spant een valstrik, El comisario Maigret, Woman-Bait, To kleidi tou mystiriou, Kommissar Maigret stellt eine Falle, Maigret gillrar en fälla, Maigret csapdát állít, Maigret stellt eine Falle, Maigret virittää ansan, Megre postavlja zamku, Maigret Sets a Trap, Zehir Hafiye, Maigret zet 'n val, Assassino de Mulheres, Desafio ao Crime, Maigret Lays a Trap
Running Time
1 hours 59 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, Crime
Jean Delannoy
Rodolphe-Maurice Arlaud, Jean Delannoy, Georges Simenon, Michel Audiard, Michel Audiard
Jeanne Boitel, Olivier Hussenot, Annie Girardot, Jean Gabin
France, Italy
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A serial killer is targeting women in the seedy district of Montmartre.

Comments about drama «Maigret tend un piège» (43)

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Doris W.

I have always loved Louis Malle's work, and this film is no exception. The film is set in a beautiful Gothic old building in Paris. The main character, an architect, is a homosexual who has been abandoned by his lover and is now living in a loveless marriage with a young woman. This film is a slow, quiet film, with beautiful shots of the French countryside, the architecture of old buildings, and the feeling of being at a very remote place in a very remote place. The music is also beautiful, and the cinematography is wonderful. The film is very slow and boring at times, but the beauty of it is that it is a beautiful film. I recommend this film to anyone who has ever loved a good movie. You won't regret it.

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Julie M.

Loved this movie, and found it riveting. The characters were portrayed realistically, and the scenery was breathtaking. The acting was great, especially by David Niven and Cyril Raffaelli. The movie was worth the time to see.

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Jane Keller

A very well acted and directed film that is very entertaining to watch. The story is very strong and very real. The cast is very good. I liked the movie, but I have to admit that it is very difficult to sit through the whole movie. If you like "movies" like "Funny Games" or "The Departed", then you will definitely enjoy this film. 8/10

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Melissa K.

In the English dub of this movie, the voice of Mr. Chow was replaced with that of Mr. Chow. I just watched the movie on the big screen and when Mr. Chow was introduced, I was in shock! He was so different and I think he is a great actor. I never really knew what the movie was about until I watched it. I was very surprised with the beginning and the ending. It was very sad to see all of the people who died in the movie die. I hope that they will get justice for the people who were murdered. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a movie that will make them cry. I am also a big fan of Kim Ki-duk. He is the best. I don't know what movie he is in but I would love to see him in one of his other movies.

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Russell Hall

One of the best crime dramas of the last decade.The last of the great characters in French cinema,the documentary of the famous detective.The other man is a non-professional,and also a silent witness to the case.The most important scene is the one in which the police captain and the prisoner express their feelings towards the police captain.The police captain tells the prisoner: "What would I have done, if I could?" The prisoner says: "You would have started to look at your life with an honest eye." The policeman replies: "That is what I would have done."

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This film is actually not the typical French crime movie. This is a film about a man who has to go to jail for his involvement in a drug deal gone wrong. He becomes a street junkie, and he is forced to deal drugs to survive. It is a movie that will make you think about drugs, and the dangers that street dealers are put in. And it is a movie that is not for everyone. It is not a documentary about the drug trade. It is more about the people who deal drugs, and the people who are dealing drugs. The drug dealers are portrayed as real people, not as people in a movie. The story is a little bit confusing at times, but I thought that the movie was well done. I would give this film an 8 out of 10.

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Emily Patterson

More or less a remake of Francois Ozon's highly enjoyable 1967 film 'Imitation of Life'. Very important for French film buffs. Worth the rental and a look on TV.

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Heather M.

It's a good movie. I like the director and the actors, but I don't like the story. I guess there is a lot of symbolic stuff. But that's not interesting. There is no good story in it. The story is something that I have to say. I don't like the acting of Jean-Louis Trintignant, so I can't really recommend it. But if you like good movies, watch this one. It's a good one.

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French director Alain Resnais (1977) brought a film in which he used a cast of unknowns to a 'mockumentary' style film, although it was much more like a documentary than a mockumentary. This film is based on the true story of a Parisian reporter, Marie-France (Jean-Marie Duval) and her investigations into the disappearance of a young woman, Marie-France (Alain Resnais), a woman who was murdered by her wealthy husband (Nivi Ben Youssef). The young woman's body was found in the street with multiple stab wounds. Marie-France, a married woman, is appalled by the death of the young woman and starts to investigate and does not have a single thought of letting the investigation be closed until she finds out the identity of the man responsible for the death of her young victim. However, Marie-France is also being pursued by the police for her actions. The cast is filled with French actors who were unknowns when they made the film and it is their performance in this film that makes it stand out. Jean-Marie Duval, the reporter who became a big name in France, plays the role of the reporter very well and he also had a starring role in another movie that he made a few years earlier, the film 'Bordello' (1989). Nivi Ben Youssef also did an excellent job as the man who is being hunted by the police. Also, Jean-Marie Duval also starred in two movies before this one, 'La remise d'un homme' (1977) and 'La foyer d'un homme' (1977). The young Jean-Marie Duval is known in France as the 'Oscar-nominated' actor who was often compared to Robert Redford. He was nominated for the Academy Award for his role in 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' (1979) and he was nominated for the Academy Award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Drama, Comedy or Musical' (1977). This film is a wonderful film about the tragedy of a young woman's death and the investigation that followed. The film is also a fascinating look into the French police force and the investigation into the death of Marie-France. I highly recommend this film. 8/10.

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Brian Sanders

After two or three viewings of this film I realized that I could not see it as a historical film, as I usually do, in which I can properly appreciate historical drama and i would like to view more than once to give it more emotional value. I would be obliged to say that at some level this film reminds me of the most typical of the historical dramas, the drama with a great acting duo who exhibit the moods of the past (Rousseau, Shakspeare, Shakespeare etc) but also an ironic sense of their own historical predecessors. I have seen this film twice, and I've not forgotten the film, because I still love this film, even after all these years. I have also noticed that there are some characters, not important in the story but very beautiful, which are finally extremely important in the end of the film, even to the place where this film could be shown as a very important historical drama (the theater). The film is divided into two parts, with a prologue, the first part showing the effects of the war on the women's mother in France, without the need to mention the name of the town where she lived, that probably contains a lot of feminine symbolism. In the prologue a woman named Isabelle (Marion Cotillard) marries a good, unimportant man called Chateau de Versailles, and the story of her birth, the reception of her child and her childhood, is presented in the second part of the film. The first part is very, very slow, and has a certain historical fiction quality to it, while the second part is absolutely beautiful. I have noticed that all the actors of this film are very good, in spite of the very difficult times of their lives. Especially Marion Cotillard's Isabelle is certainly the most brilliant of the actors in the film, and I think that the film would be better if she had also played as a mother in the film, because her performances are so convincing. Marius (Jean Reno), as the illegitimate child of Isabelle, deserves a special note, because he seems to be a very obedient, and incredibly good boy. Very well acted, very well. I like this film, and I think that it has some merits, and that is why I am recommending it to people. 9/10

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Eric Schultz

In terms of real cinema quality, the film still doesn't come close to its ambition. To say it is a good film is an understatement. It is not an uplifting story, or even a gripping one. Some of the cinema in the background is a little too chaotic and not at all stylish. Nevertheless, not everything about this film is bad. The cinematography is simply beautiful. The sound design, except for the numerous crashes, is mostly right on. This is a film that you should see if you want to see what can be accomplished with a budget. And even if you are not impressed by this film, it is quite possible to enjoy it. It isn't perfect but it is one of the best films in a long time that I have seen and probably one of the best films that you have not seen, in any medium.

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Doris Moreno

As I have said before, I was disappointed that the film did not have a more coherent plot. I also would have preferred a more clear and concise explanation of the film's theme. I really appreciate the effort to communicate the film's theme in a very coherent way. I am really impressed by the fact that the director did not hesitate to address the problem of the pimp with a sex-centered metaphor: a "sex-centered" and "real" pimp would have been the right choice for the director. I don't understand how this metaphor would have been accepted by the audience. Maybe the director did not want to include this metaphor in the film because of the ethical aspects of the film's theme. The director could have added a more meaningful metaphor to the sex-centered pimp in the end of the film, but he did not. Overall, I think this film is a good movie. I would have liked it more if it was more coherent and clear, but it is a good movie, not a great movie.

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Stephen H.

Memento is one of the best movies ever made. I rate it with an A, and I've seen several dozen of them. I have seen it 4 or 5 times, and I always watch it again. It's one of the best movies I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them.

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Dylan R.

Julien Duvivier's Lumiere is a remarkable film that very few people have seen, and even fewer are familiar with. He tells the story of Louis (Jean-Francois Cluzet) who is a mentally challenged, outcast and homeless man who is forced to live in a mental institution. However, he manages to escape from there and runs to a school that is being run by a zealot who seems to have a new ideology of social reform. In a short period of time, he becomes a leader of the students and finally a Minister of Education. The only difference between him and the Ministry of Education is that Louis has a far greater use for the instruments of his intellect. A great cinema! 9/10

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Deborah Sanders

If I had to describe this movie, I would say that I think it was written to be a drama but if you put that aside it's a movie about a man on the run from the authorities. I thought the movie was very well done. It was beautifully shot and so was the acting. I think for a low budget movie it did a great job. This is a great movie to rent.

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Heather P.

This is a very moving and beautiful movie about a young man who is beaten and killed by his boyfriend who was drunk at the time. But we also see the plight of a young woman who was raped by her stepfather and left to die in the bathtub of her uncle. We also see the main character's struggle to regain his self-esteem, and we see the struggle of the woman to get the help she needs, both for her and for her daughter. I also think that this movie is very realistic. It's a very realistic depiction of a situation that could happen to anyone in any country. The actors are all very good and very believable. It's a pity that this movie doesn't get the recognition it deserves. I think that the movie could have been much better. The director should have focused on a better storyline, a better script, a better direction, etc. The director should have also spent a lot of time on the background music, which is very good, and the story is very good, but not great. This movie should have been much better, and I think that this movie is very underrated.

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Margaret Cox

A fine film from director/screenwriter Eric Rohmer. This is the story of a young woman who has a torrid affair with a wealthy young man. But the plot thickens when the young man is kidnapped and murdered, and the young woman's lover is arrested. The young woman has been released from prison and is an activist. She is assisted by a woman named Joy, who is also an activist. They are both involved in a plan to blow up a Russian nuclear power plant. The plot has several twists and turns. Rohmer's script is well written, with a strong cast. The story is fast-paced, exciting and original. The acting is very good. The two leads, Alain Delon and Alice Krige, are excellent. The movie also has a very good music score by Thomas Newman. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but lost to "The King of Comedy." Rohmer is also a great director. The film is very good, and should be seen by anyone who appreciates a well-written film.

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Kyle F.

A striking feature of this film is the fact that it involves "politics" as a matter of routine, yet that the usual systems of law and order are present in a reasonable manner. Its dialogues in French are remarkably similar to those of "Seven" but without the overly demonstrative and politicized quality. The first one is a very superior film in that regard, and another one is not so much. "Probleme" is more about tradition and about sympathy than about "deep" or "profound" subject matter. It is a pleasant film that is watchable and containing some truly interesting perspectives. It is truly a pity that so much time must be spent in developing the human elements and the group dynamics, instead of creating an essentially greater film. Nevertheless, it is the "puzzle" at the end that is most intriguing, and there is a very powerful final scene.

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Dennis T.

When I first saw this film I was very skeptical. I've always loved the style of Jacques Demy, but I've never been a fan of his stories, and I was very unsure if I would like this one. But I was completely blown away. It is a rare thing for me to like a film, and I'm not saying that because I'm a great film critic. I just don't like most of his stories. But this one, I really did like. It was interesting, it was well written, and it was very suspenseful. The acting was really good, and the direction was excellent. This film has a very distinctive look and feel. I highly recommend this film, even if you don't like Demy's stories. I think that this one is one of his best. I give it an 8/10.

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Since I have to admit I loved this movie, but I just had to tell the other person, maybe she'll get the point. The reason why I recommend this movie is because the three main actors are well known actors, all of them have become "auteurs" of French cinema. This movie is no exception. The atmosphere is low, there is some cliches, but I think it does not matter, it's just a movie that you just have to sit in your seat and do. Philippe Nahon has directed a very intelligent and realistic movie about class conflict and revenge. The protagonists all belong to the "most honourable profession", we see they are not good soldiers, but tough guys who have the personal conviction to use their skills and skills and know how to deal with difficult situations. In the end, all of them are revenge oriented, just like they see it. They wanted their revenge for the losses they had in the last war. This is a movie you just have to watch. It is about being proud and able to use your skills, in order to protect the lives of your friends and family, but there are times when you have to put things first. But at the same time, it's about being able to forgive. Philippe Nahon is a very good director, his movies are very interesting and he shows us how it really feels to be a loser.

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Matthew Curtis

For me this is one of the best films that I have seen. All the themes and events from the book are incorporated into the film. For me this is the perfect metaphor for the English Language. I highly recommend this film.

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From the French title of this film, one might expect a straightforward revenge story in which the main characters are cast out of a refugee camp and forced to work as prostitutes. For such an explanation, I would agree. However, this is a "tell the story" film with several great points: 1. The acting is first rate. 2. The main cast is solid as a rock and manage to keep the viewer's attention throughout. 3. The cinematography and editing are top notch. It might not be "improvised" but these elements provide a level of credibility that keeps the movie from becoming predictable. 4. The plot is very well thought out and therefore the characters will retain their integrity. The cinematography is also very good. The problem is that the script isn't as tight as I had hoped. This could have been a movie that was great but it isn't. There are many great elements to this movie that can be analyzed and dissected to discover any flaws. However, these flaws are irrelevant to the main point of this film. It is a good story, with a great cast, an important point to a troubled period of French history and is worth a look. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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Brenda B.

I think this is one of the best films I have ever seen. It is very unique and beautiful. It shows you that you can be anything you want. If you don't like it, don't watch it. It is a great film. It is very long and you can't really appreciate it if you don't watch it. It is very interesting to watch and I recommend it.

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Easily one of my favorite films of all time. It is a wonderful crime drama, one that moves at a breakneck pace and is very brutal. Despite being a woman, it is very powerful, and the film's ending is a must-see for anyone who has any feelings of guilt. But perhaps most impressive about this film is its cinematic style. The cinematography is superb, the sound is excellent, the editing is brilliant, the characters are fascinating, and the acting is quite perfect. The script is also great, which is probably why so many people consider this a classic. The one that really shines in this film is its main character, Catherine Deneuve. Deneuve is the first person I have ever seen play an important part in a film. She is wonderful and very much worth the praise she receives. But the real star of this film is its director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He has a unique style that is great for the film, but he also makes the film great in its own right. Jeunet's direction is quite emotional, and he uses the camera quite well to tell his story. The film is a great, violent, and brutal film, but it is also very real. It is also one of the few films to ever make me want to know more about the characters. If you are looking for a great film, this is it. But if you are looking for a great film, this is it.

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Tiffany Wagner

If you have an open mind, you will not be disappointed. This is a fine movie that begs to be remade in a more respectful fashion (or in the past cinematic terms, at least). The main characters are in their twenties and the same age as Daniel Auteuil and Marlon Brando, so who better to portray them than two of the most successful (and best) actors in the world today. But let us not forget the great French actor Mireille Fanuere, who has two of the most powerful and enchanting performances in the history of cinema. Everyone else is great too, with more of a supporting role than in the original film. I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes "real life", "real life in the movies", "real life with the movies" and/or "real life."

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Elizabeth H.

In 1968, a group of young men and women are all of the same age and get together at a house in the countryside. One of the group is Vincent (Marlon Brando), a member of a motorcycle gang who has been driven into the desert by the war. He spends the rest of the movie in the desert, in a prison cell, and is finally released in the summer of 1969. At first he tries to get the war out of his mind, but it only makes him more violent. Eventually he becomes a part of a gang that uses violence to get the women they want. He is a member of the gang named the Rolling Stones, and they all end up in the desert. They meet up with their friend Danny (Peter Ustinov) and his gang. At first the gang has a love-hate relationship with Danny. Danny's gang thinks he's crazy, but eventually they come to respect him. Then, at the end of the movie, Danny is shot by a gang member and the Rolling Stones realize that they can't get the women they want. Then they think they'll go back to the place they started at. Danny is not able to get the women he wants, but he knows that he has to go back to the place where he started. This is a classic film, and I recommend it to anyone. The Rolling Stones are great. They are one of the best bands ever. I've seen them live, and it's great to see them live.

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This is a very ambitious film, but it does not live up to the expectations one might have had before. The entire plot revolves around an aspiring pianist, Julien, who is forced to hide her identity by the other pianist, Louis (Heath), who is also learning to play. Julien feels very unloved by Louis, who wants to make her more of a total sex object and want to teach her to see herself as a woman. Julien later starts to really enjoy a relationship with Louis, and is totally unaware of the other world he is living in. This world consists of a woman who likes men and a man who likes women. Julien has an affair with another woman, who is a complete pervert, with whom she is sleeping with many times, and she even goes to court to escape from her secret life. And, after living with a man and only sex and a relationship, she returns to her secret world of perversion, where her new man is sleeping with her daily. This kind of film would be very interesting to watch if you're a big fan of films about sexual traumas. But, unfortunately, this film is much more interesting when you watch it for the story itself. It's quite a disturbing film, but not for the reason one might think. There are also two scenes in the film that are very sad. One of them is a scene where Julien sleeps with her teacher's girlfriend. She is alone and alone, and she comes out in front of a camera and a husband who is watching. The husband is also alone, he has a girlfriend, and she is sleeping with him. She starts to masturbate with her hands, while the teacher's lover watches her. The director, Jean-Pierre Melville, has told the story of a life that is completely alien to us. It is also a sad story, the fact that it is based on a true story. It is a story about a young woman who has nothing but sex and cannot have a relationship with a man. And, it is also a story about a woman who has a boyfriend, but has no friend. She is the perfect example of a woman who has everything, but has no friends.

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Charles Silva

Those who question the hypocrisy of the overly moralistic society will likely find much to admire in this film. This film is not a beautiful depiction of Paris in all its glory and glamour, nor a political statement on the death penalty or immigration. No, it is a powerful and powerful film, about the very human nature of money and the desire to own it. Margo has always been an outspoken character, and this is no exception. She is not a character with altruistic intentions, but an incredibly driven and ambitious woman. This film is one of my favorites, it's one that hits all the right notes and one that will stay with you long after viewing. This is one of those films that you can watch over and over again and not be bored. It is not for everyone, and those who are not those who are easily moved by films like this, like myself, will not find much to appreciate.

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Wayne G.

This film is one of my favorites, a real thoughtful film with very well thought out characters, stories, and a great acting performance from everyone involved. There was an impact to this movie that isn't found in a lot of the mainstream movies coming out today. The movie starts off with a boy who just lost his father to a robbery. It then jumps back and forth in time to what was on the boy's mind during that time, the older boy himself, and how it impacted his life. With that feeling of realism, the movie went on to tell his father about it, and the story is told with the most natural way possible, not making it pretentious and not screwing up the story in any way. The whole movie had the feel of a documentary, but the director of the film was one that, even at that time, knew how to tell a good story with a realistic feel and make the story come alive in a way that made it seem more real. This movie had a sense of film school quality that it really deserves, and it should be looked at more highly. Yes, there is a movie from the 90's about a different man, but it's completely different and nothing like this movie. This is the real deal, and I believe it deserves more recognition. Even though I am a huge fan of Robert De Niro, I can't remember him in a major role, but even he was perfect in this movie. Of course, people say that he was the only one to do the crime, and I have to admit that he was the one who directed it, but he still should be considered the best, and deserves a nomination for his work. I am so glad to see an actor who is willing to be the protagonist in a film, and we will be seeing him in a lot more. How great is the rest of the cast? Frances McDormand does a great job in this movie, giving a great performance in a difficult role. Alan Arkin and Douglas Booth were great, and they were both very hard to keep straight. I am really glad that this movie has gotten so much attention, but I don't want it to get in the way of the real story. I can't even begin to imagine what this man went through, and I just feel that no matter what I see or hear about this, it's still getting a little to much attention. That's just my opinion, and I don't care if other people agree with me on that, I still want the movie to get recognized. What do you think? Would you like this movie to get the recognition it deserves? How do you feel about the different parts of this movie? Have you watched this before? What did you think of it?

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Jessica J.

I saw this movie at Sundance and it was just wonderful. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. It's a great ensemble piece, you feel like you know the characters and the plot of the story. There is no Hollywood-star or great director - the whole movie feels true to life. The cast is amazing - it has a great ensemble, and they really pull it off. The feeling of the movie is very intimate, with very little dialog and only a few one-liners. It is the first feature film I have seen by director Antoine Fuqua. I am very excited to see what he does next. I am also looking forward to see what Dafoe has in store for us.

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I know this film has been condemned as far as critics are concerned. From what I've read and hear people are saying its "boring" and "too depressing" and that it "doesn't have any flavor" and everything else, some nonsense. Which begs the question.WHY? WHY do people say this? Why do people call this "boring" and "sad"? If you look at it from a literal standpoint it's not really that bad. Sure, there's lots of dialogue that sounds too too bad but to me that's the point. We have a lot of people saying these things about this film but to me it's a very enjoyable film. I can see that some of the people who dislike the film say that its not funny and depressing but in my eyes that's not really accurate either. Because this film is such a sensitive and emotional film, it makes it funny and depressing but I feel the same way about The Player. And for that, I give it a 9. And while I'm at it, the previous reviewer's comparison to Vertigo, while I agree that movie has good visuals, I feel it's similar in spirit. If I were to compare this film to Vertigo I would be telling them that despite what people say about the films merits I find both films to be so good in so many other areas.

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Kathy Fowler

Here's a sentence that a lot of people will believe as being true, when really, it's more like a broken promise. For the first 40 minutes of Isabelle's life, we follow her life from the moment she is taken from the orphanage into the big city of Montreal. First we see her pass as a little girl until she turns 18. She enters the new job she is going to, and takes the part, and uses it to hook up with an older guy who's not on her side in life. He follows her into the red light district, and in the process of introducing himself to her, also starts "using" her, which upsets her. When she talks to a music critic who is not on her side, she chooses her job, and tells her job, and then dumps her with the implication that she doesn't want to work with him. Then, she works in a restaurant. One day she catches the attention of a man at work, and this creates the series of events that leads to her divorce and the end of the film. The idea is that Isabelle is not really interested in the world that surrounds her, and doesn't know that there are people around her who have feelings, just a mood. She believes that all men are rough and mean, and that she should keep to herself and to herself. She's from a big family, and she still doesn't feel complete. She's the only one left, and the one who's left. She knows that she's messed up, and that she's not good for anyone, but she can't help herself. We can tell that the writer here doesn't want to put a huge focus on Isabelle's upbringing, but leaves it to the audience to get that. He wants to see a part of Isabelle's life that is just her, in her own way. It's not a woman's story, it's a story about a woman. She doesn't believe in life, and this is why she is filled with fear and even fear for her own life. We get a really good characterization on her, and it's not an easy one. Her father died when she was young, and she lives alone, with her mother. She seems to hate her mother, she's fiercely protective of her, and it's very clear that she is the primary motivation behind Isabelle's actions in life. The mother is an example of how a mother can be. She works, she wants to be respected, but isn't really. Her fear is reflected in her and she makes her daughter worry. Even when she's not around, Isabelle doesn't like to be alone, and she doesn't believe in life. She's afraid that she's just another woman, and as much as she's not happy, she doesn't want to be the one who broke her father's heart. This is the role of motherhood in the film, and it's an important one. It's a role that no woman wants. If you have kids and you're a single mother, or your ex-husband can't have kids, it's easy to understand what it's like to deal with this, and how much time is spent living a lie. There are two things I really like about Isabelle. The first is that the movie is not perfect. The script isn't great, the characters are weak, and the editing is kind of rough, but the performances are top-notch. All of the main players are great. Marcell Joly is terrific as Isabelle. The opening shot is funny and gives you a feeling of something dark about the character, and that's where the tone of the film comes from. It's like a dark comedy, which is actually a very good thing. Marcell Joly is perfect as the lost child who wants to be a woman, and wants to be accepted as one. "Les Chinois est une Incubus" (The Chained Woman) is a very dark and bleak film that is intense and depressing, but is still very funny. I think that I've seen two of the best films of 2002, and "Les Chinois" has to be one of them. There are some more good things about the film. The final scene is fantastic, and so is the ending, in a good way. This is a film that you don't need to be into movies to enjoy, and one that you could be just as into in the cinema

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Thomas Rogers

After Jean-Pierre Jeunet's brilliant final cut, this film is left as a spectacular mess. Jeunet tries to give it all for the fans of Hitchcock: narrative, stylistic choices, intellectual questions, and a clash of sensibilities. But this mix is neither Hitchcock's nor Jeunet's. The film suffers from a dissonance between the two directors. Jeunet's can clearly see that Hitchcock's film has a certain spirit and atmosphere that he can enjoy, while the complete lack of emotionality from this movie is lost. In addition, the issue of one-dimensional characters is fully present. I've been telling everyone I know that there is no such thing as an anti-hero. There are so many of them. It's the reason why the human condition remains as complicated as it is, for the same reason that there is no such thing as a good guy, bad guy, or even an "enemy". I don't understand what was so wrong with this movie that it was placed in such a sorry category. I don't have any opinion on the technical side, although it's surprising that someone who wrote the script was even willing to turn into a director. Overall, this movie is too messy to be a film. If you like one-dimensional characters, you will not be impressed by this movie.

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It's not a great movie, but it is a good one. I thought it was a little slow, but there were some great scenes, especially the one in the bar where the three guys are having a game of pool. I don't remember the title, but it was called "Drama" in France.

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Crystal T.

This film is a real eye opener. If you haven't seen it, you are missing out on an eye opener. It was an enjoyable film to watch, with some beautiful cinematography. The performances of the cast were very well done. I really enjoyed seeing an honest depiction of what life is like for a black man in the South. I also enjoyed the plot of the film and the acting, but I do have some minor complaints about the story. I feel the film could have been a little longer. The film went on a bit long in some parts. Overall, a great film that will definitely make you think. The ending of the film was very satisfying. Overall, a great film that will change your life.

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Virginia C.

Saw this movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it was really good. It's a hard film to categorize, as I didn't think of it as a crime story, or even a drama. Instead, it's a movie about how the media can and will ruin the lives of many people. It's very strong in that aspect, and very compelling. It's a very well done film that makes a point, that is often missed in the mainstream media. I also liked the way that the film showed the different stages of the life of the characters, from the start to the end. It was very good. I give this film a very good rating, and highly recommend it.

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Virginia Gordon

Saw this film on TV, and was deeply touched by it. In fact, I was so moved I had to move to my car and leave the house to see it again. I was so moved by it that I just got up and drove to my house to see it again. It was so well done. It is a terrific film and I am very impressed. It's certainly not for everyone. I recommend it to people who are not easily moved. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you think. A very well done film. I give it 8/10.

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Brittany H.

A profoundly moving film, deeply moving, but ultimately quite predictable, made with real passion and energy, but as well as a film for those who do not want to be disturbed by a lot of detail. The best thing about this film is its ending. This is, in a sense, the film's flaw. If the story of the film is over and done with, the ending of the film is, too. It is a good film and I recommend it to all who appreciate the fine work of the young director Michel Hazanavicius.

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Robert S.

This is a film that not only tells the story of a police detective on the brink of retirement, but also tells the story of a mafia family, who are responsible for many murders. This is told in an incredibly realistic way. We follow detective Macauly in the last years of his career and we meet his wife and children. These are the people who are involved in the crimes. The police department is made up of a series of detectives who are part of a big organisation. We learn how they are involved in this organisation, that is why they are chosen to be policemen. Once a year, one of their colleagues are put into retirement and assigned to a criminal investigation. That is how it works. This is quite powerful story. It is as if the director has told us how the mafia works. We meet the characters, the officers, and we also learn about the job of policemen. We learn about corruption, the role of police in the underworld, the mind of a mafia boss and their unbelievable intelligence. It is very very well directed. One of the best films of all time.

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Maria G.

There's a lot of Hollywood junk going around about how the French cinema is going down the drain with their new crop of directors (Chet Hutton, Guy Maddin, etc). It is true, they are all highly touted, but it is the French who really make cinema what it is. If they leave it alone, it's a whole different story. This film is the French answer to "the Walk". Why not call it "The Drive". It is so well paced, suspenseful, and beautifully filmed. The acting is first rate, with Julia Leclerc playing the part of a frustrated, insecure woman who is only too aware of the emptiness in her life. It is such a pleasure to watch her lean, and un-embarrassed. When you hear the name and see the gorgeous scenery, you know that the real French goddess, Milla Jovovich, is showing up on the screen. It is a shame that she does not get more time to do films like this, like "Romeo & Juliet", and "Woman in the Dunes". Maybe that's because she has an equally beautiful son. If that's the case, I'm glad he is watching it with his mother. I would recommend this film to anyone who is not squeamish or easily frightened.

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Zachary J.

I am a great fan of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I read his first book, a novel of the 1980's about American urban youth. It was great! I loved his movies; Tristesse: In the Court of the King, En Âne, Black Diamond, La lengua de Mais Blanche (I saw those movies before this one). Anyway, this is a really great movie. The cinematography is awesome; it is like an ancient cinema. It was shot by Jean-Pierre on the big screen. The time frame of the movie is strange: it is done in a documentary style: that means the story tells from first person. I am not sure if that was intentional but it worked. The dialogs were perfect and I like the way they bring together the story and the other characters. You can really see the pain of the main characters. The best part of the movie: the performances of Marion Cotillard and Julie Delpy. They are the best actress and they give us an image of their characters. To conclude, it is not like a Jean-Pierre Jeunet movie, it is a really great movie. I loved it. A must see!

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Brandon Flores

I'm just a little late in mentioning this film since it was, like a few of the other reviewers, mentioned in great detail here on IMDb as part of the post-Oscar-2012 slate. But I was just glad to see it pop up again in the form of a new DVD. Many of the other reviewers in this thread were recommending this film to me (including me, when I was doing my research for this piece - I have to say I'm a little biased since I know Philippe Rousselot from quite a few of his films). I can see why some of the other reviewers are recommending this movie, although they all seem to have their own points of view about what the film's real significance is (and I think the same thing could be said for all of the other reviewers in the other threads in the thread!). Now I'll try to keep this simple: There's lots of stuff to like in this film - the performances are solid, and the director has made a nice effort to make some aspects of the story more meaningful, while at the same time keeping the violence (which is just a color of the film) at an appropriate level, without being an outright gratuitous detail of the film. There is also a nice balance of comedy and drama to the film, in which the latter is, somewhat, the main focus of attention. On the other hand, the script is (as the name of the film suggests) mostly one big love story between two characters. The story is the life of an aging French art teacher and his ex-student, and there is, as always, a hint of a subtle political message behind all the scenes: the French government's role in, and influence over, the students' lives. A film that is always better if you've watched it two or three times, and which would also make a nice addition to a DVD collection: it's worth the time to watch it at least once, and if you see one of your friends making a great joke about it at a party, show him/her this film. (There is even a scene in this film, when one of the students doesn't speak to Philippe Rousselot after she's seen him in the bedroom.)

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Margaret H.

I went to see "Les Miserables" on the first night of its release, having not read the novel since I was in high school. I wasn't familiar with the way the story was told in this movie, and I was looking forward to it. But I left the movie theater stunned. I felt the story, the tension, the language, the art, the emotions of the characters, and the whole story. I sat next to a person who had read the novel a few times, and she asked what I thought of it. She said she thought it was wonderful. I said that I had seen it, and I had enjoyed it. I felt the movie was a masterpiece. But I told her, that I would be happy to show the movie to a friend of mine who hadn't seen it. I watched it with her, and I will be happy to let them know what I felt and thought about it.