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Chance and Violence (1974)

Le hasard et la violence (original title)
Staying on the Cote d'Azur to write a text on violence, criminologist Laurent Bermann is the victim of aggression. He is looked after by the attractive substitute of the doctor, Constance Weber, whom he soon falls in love with.

Director:

Philippe Labro

Writers:

Philippe Labro (original scenario), Jacques Lanzmann (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... Laurent Bermann
Katharine Ross ... Docteur Constance Weber
Antonio Casagrande Antonio Casagrande ... Gérard
Catherine Allégret ... La fille de l'agence
Sergio Fantoni ... Inspecteur Tanner
Jean-Claude Dauphin Jean-Claude Dauphin ... Gilbert Morgan
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Docteur Morgan (as Giuseppe Addobati)
Riccardo Mangano Riccardo Mangano ... Le directeur de la prison
Massimo De Rossi Massimo De Rossi ... Le fou de karaté
Corinne Puccar Corinne Puccar ... Nadine
René Morard René Morard ... Homme sur la plage
Dan Vieru Dan Vieru ... Homme sur la plage
Jean-Pierre Mette Jean-Pierre Mette ... Homme sur la plage
H. Raynaud H. Raynaud ... Homme sur la plage
Pierre Dominique Pierre Dominique ... Le prisonnier de la cellule 8
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Storyline

Staying on the Cote d'Azur to write a text on violence, criminologist Laurent Bermann is the victim of aggression. He is looked after by the attractive substitute of the doctor, Constance Weber, whom he soon falls in love with.

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Drama

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Trivia

The female lead was originally offered to Jennifer O'Neill, who turned it down because she wouldn't do nude scenes. It was then offered to Katharine Ross, who accepted it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Night with Silena (1986) See more »

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Constance et Laurent
Music by Michel Colombier
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History of violence
16 December 2020 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

What a weird film, especially from Philippe Labro, a former journalist, great friend of late Jean Pierre Melville whom he saw dying under his eyes in a Paris restaurant, in August 1973. Labro was very under Melville influence and, as him, under the American film industry style too; see his other features. But back to this very one, he changes drastically of style, and after all why not? I would have never guessed it was from him if I had watched it without knowing the director's name in the first place. I am not surprised that so few people like this film. Some scenes, with the karate mad dude seems inspired by Jacques Tati's style; watch out the bakery sequence, but not the violence scene related to it of course. Tati was everything but not violence demonstration oriented. Don't try too hard to understand this film whilst watching it, just enjoy and think about it afterwards. I think that's the best thing to do. It is definitely worth.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 April 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinio al sole - Amore e violenza See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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