This Man Must Die (1969)

GP   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A man asserts himself within the life of an actress he believes is somehow responsible for his son's death.


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28 August 2006 | christopher-underwood
| the French bourgeoisie at their worst
A particularly difficult film to comment upon without giving away vital plot elements but it has to be one of the director's finest. It has the suspense he can work so well, it has the the French bourgeoisie at their worst, it has gentle eroticism and sudden brutality.

We also have here superb story telling combined with high emotional content and a continuous switchback ride of twist and turns, even though we, seemingly,have the whole plot of the film placed openly before us within minutes of the opening credits.

Meticulously directed, there is not a superfluous scene, nor even a superfluous gesture. It is pure riveting cinema from start to finish

Great performances, great camera-work, great Chabrol.

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