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Inspecteur Lavardin [Region 2, PAL]


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  • Actors: Jean Poiret, Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Dacqmine
  • Directors: Claude Chabrol
  • Writers: Claude Chabrol, Dominique Roulet
  • Producers: Marin Karmitz
  • Format: Anamorphic, Full Screen, PAL
  • Language: French (PCM Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00006AGLN
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #720,966 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Inspecteur Lavardin [Region 2, PAL]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • La présentation du film par Joël Magny
  • La leçon de cinéma de Claude Chabrol
  • Les bandes-annonces des films de Claude Chabrol

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Inspector Lavardin is back in a movie of murder, complex motives and amusing dialogue. Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is a sardonic French cop, urbane and occasionally brutal. He tends to go by his own rules. He loves to make a noise and to put feathers under the bourgeois noses he encounters. "He respects nothing and nobody," says French film scholar Joel Magny, "neither young people nor artists nor drug addicts nor Catholic novelists." In this second film outing, the inspector encounters all of the above.

In a provincial French town set on the coast, the body of Raoul Mons is found face down nude on the beach. He has "porc" written in lipstick on his back and a deep stab wound in his side. Mons was an unctuous, eminent novelist who wore his Catholicism on his sleeve. He was the acknowledged pillar of the local bourgeois society; the enforcer of moral thought and behavior in the town. He was a wealthy man who left a great stone mansion, a wife, Helene Mons (Bernadette Lafont), who didn't seem to care for him, her brother, Claude Alvarez (Jean-Claude Brialy), who cared even less, and the wife's 13-year-old-daughter by her first husband. Into town to investigate comes Inspector Lavardin, who is put up at the Mons mansion. He finds any number of surprises. The widow turns out to be a woman with whom he was lovers 20 years ago. Her first husband disappeared with her brother's wife; they are presumed dead. Helene married Raoul Mons for security. She was repulsed by Mons' sanctimoniousness and never shared a bed with him. Her brother has his own story. "I was married seven years, same as my sister," he tells Lavardin. "Then one day, no more wife. I'm not sorry. It was great, because after my wife, Jeanne, died, I was more attracted to Romeos than to Juliettes.
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