Taverniers film is about poor white trash in africa in 1938, and there are times when they seem almost real but theyre never allowed the pulse. Lucien cordier, unique policier dune petite bourgade. There are some really cool shots, and the message still gets across, not as well as thompson does it, but still. New york times subscribers enjoy full access to timesmachineview over 150 years of. Bertrand tavernier quadrophilia jim thompsons comic pulp novel pop. Frances official submission as best foreign language film to the 1983s oscar. Lucien cordier est lunique policier dune petite ville coloniale. Given that this film was made in 1981, i am pleased with the source material condition and overall appearance of this presentation. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasnt got any selfrespect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be terrible. I watched this film in new york when it first came out. A pathetic police chief, humiliated by everyone around him, suddenly wants a clean slate in life and resorts to drastic means to do so. Download rare classic and selected films, request on classic. Featuring pitchperfect performances by philippe noiret and isabelle huppert, this striking neonoir straddles the line between.
The film is an adaptation of jim thompsons 1964 pulp crime novel pop. I went back to watch it again and again and every time i saw another meaning for the. However philippe sardes score especially at the start seems a trifle overdone and out of synch with the tone of the film. Hapless lucien cordier philippe noiret is the beleaguered police chief of a small town in french colonial senegal. I went back to watch it again and again and every time i saw another meaning for the various situations. The film changes the novels setting from a west texas oil boom town to a small town in french west africa. Allotment wives 1945 william nigh, kay francis, paul kelly, otto kruger, crime, drama, film noir doctor yes.787 1107 604 179 833 764 245 758 1511 933 362 1487 659 816 116 387 1066 1080 706 1051 863 1515 952 242 1026 1384 966 196 1156 1286 1068 1443 177