Safety Catch (1970)

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A doctor struck off the order for euthanasia is called by a man to help his depressed son since the suicide of his companion.


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20 November 2008 | dbdumonteil
Girls in chain
It was a time when Yves Boisset did not know what he would do next.After tackling the spy thriller with his amazing "Coplan Sauve Sa peau" ,he chose ,for his second effort the psychological thriller,before opting for the political /sociological movie which would become his forte in the seventies.He really epitomized the French" socially concerned" director in the seventies.

Two losers: a young man (Renaud Verley) who feels guilt after his girlfriend's death and a doctor(Bruno Cremer) who spent some time in jail because he had practiced euthanasia.A fair-haired man could have murdered the girl ,or could have led her to suicide ,the movie is not clear about it.An university professor,his best friend ,joins the two men and plays the part of the "bait" .The screenplay is rather mediocre :it features S/M photographs ,alcohol ,and depression.The music is worse,featuring female singing exercises which were very trendy in France in the wake of SaintPreux's big hit "Concerto Pour Une Voix", but which are about as appropriate as hard -rock would be for a western.

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