(Jules Dassin, 1955). Jean Servais, Carl Mohner, Robert Manuel. In 35mm, 116 min.
Film Series Description
In Casque d?Or, Belleville's radiant Simone Signoret, a carpenter and a gangster form an alluring, dangerous triangle. Quai des Orf?vres follows cynical/sentimental detective Louis Jouvet's quest to solve his final murder case. Jean Gabin and Jeanne Moreau are superb in Touchez Pas au Grisbi, in which an elegant thief forsakes loot to save his best friend. In Diabolique, the wife and mistress of a sadistic schoolmaster plot to get him out of their lives forever. Mississippi Mermaid finds shy island-dweller Jean-Paul Belmondo sending for a mail-order bride (Catherine Deneuve) with a mysterious past. In Diary of a Chambermaid Jeanne Moreau, working for a wealthy family, is caught in a web of fascism, sexual vice and murder. We conclude with the Seattle premiere of Claude Chabrol's The Flower of Evil, an elegant, witty exploration of a Bordeaux family's ancestral?and current?dark secrets. All films are in French with English subtitles.
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