• La Tête d’un homme

    1933. France. Julien Duvivier. 98 min.

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 5:00 p.m.


  • La Tête d’un homme

    1933. France. Directed by Julien Duvivier. Screenplay by Pierre Calmann, Louis Delaprée, Julien Duvivier, based on the novel by Georges Simenon. With Harry Baur, Valery Inkizhinov, Gaston Jacquet. "One of the first great screen incarnations of Georges Simenon’s famous sleuth, Inspector Maigret. Only months after Jean Renoir filmed La Nuit de carrefour with his actor brother Pierre, Duvivier passed the pipe to Baur, and the results were just as broodingly electric. Maigret roams crowded Montparnasse cafés and dingy tenements as he plays cat and mouse with a nihilistic, Dostoevskian killer (hauntingly played by Russian émigré actor Inkizhinov). Both a classic film noir and a seminal police procedural" (Lenny Borger). In French; English subtitles. 98 min.

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