9 December 2013 | eric-baril
a stunning Molinaro thriller
Before his hit comedies, Molinaro began his career with interesting thrillers : his first one "Le Dos Au Mur" (you will never forget the ending, promised), his second "Des Femmes Disparaissent" (you will never forget the filthy Jane Marken and Philippe Clay as a very very bad guy, promised again), his third and first masterpiece "Un Témoin Dans La Ville" (with stunning cinematography and Lino Ventura as a very very unforgettable bad guy) and "La Mort De Belle" (his second masterpiece adapted from Simenon). "Des Femmes Disparaissent" is really exciting : two gangsters with ambiguous relations dealing young pinups in body slavery. For a movie directed in 1959, some scenes shocked me. Yes, between 1958 and 1961, Edouard Molinaro directed these fine thrillers, the last one not being available on DVD. Edouard Molinaro just left us, two weeks after George Lautner. So long, messieurs...