The French Detective (1975)

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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

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  • Lino Ventura in The French Detective (1975)
  • Michel Peyrelon and Lino Ventura in The French Detective (1975)
  • The French Detective (1975)
  • Lino Ventura in The French Detective (1975)
  • Michel Peyrelon and Lino Ventura in The French Detective (1975)
  • Patrick Dewaere and Lino Ventura in The French Detective (1975)

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Pierre Granier-Deferre


Jean Laborde (novel), Francis Veber

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3 January 2007 | dbdumonteil
Political movies...
....were very trendy in France during the seventies ,in the wake of the events of May 68."Adieu Poulet" is a watchable ,if not particularly memorable effort in the field.

Lino Ventura and Patrick Dewaere -whose career had just begun and sadly would be short-lived- make a solid team .They have to fight against a far-right politician (of the P.R.U party (whose motto is "Moral and Order" ) played by Victor Lanoux.

The script was written by Francis Veber ("la Chèvre" "le Dîner de Cons" )and it was filmed on location in Rouen.Pierre Granier-Deferre made good "Cinema de Qualité".

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