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Fourbi (1996)

Eight years ago, Rosemonde killed a man who tried to rape her. Now she has sold her story to a television channel that produces crime victim films.

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Alain Tanner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Rosemonde
Jean-Quentin Châtelain Jean-Quentin Châtelain ... Paul
Cécile Tanner Cécile Tanner ... Marie
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... Pierrot
Robert Bouvier Robert Bouvier ... Kevin
Jed Curtis ... Le sponsor
Maurice Aufair Maurice Aufair ... Le père de Paul
Michèle Gleizer Michèle Gleizer ... La mère de Paul
André Steiger André Steiger ... Le professeur de théâtre
Claude Thébert Claude Thébert ... Patron de Bistrot 1
Jacques Michel Jacques Michel ... Patron de Bistrot 2
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Le garagiste
Frédéric Polier Frédéric Polier ... Le chasseur
Jacques Roman Jacques Roman ... Le producteur
Jean-Marc Morel Jean-Marc Morel ... L'homme ivre
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Eight years ago, Rosemonde killed a man who tried to rape her. Now she has sold her story to a television channel that produces crime victim films.

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Switzerland | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 September 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Inte till salu! See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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Highly original and different but powerless...
22 June 2001 | by MRBICKLESee all my reviews

FOURBI is an amazing film for one main reason: the incredibly different and surprising storyline. This is not a wonderful film narration like that of PARIS, TEXAS but a movie filled with different relationships and subplots that you simply don't know how they will end. There are the relationships of Rosamonde and Paul, Paul and Marie, a surprising one between Rosamonde and Marie, a main plot about Rosamonde's rape several years ago and the interest of a new TV channel on this and diverse subplots like the one about the guy who wants to "shoot" Rosamonde's boyfriend or the economic problems of the TV-channel. The problem is that there's no point to the story, no powerful and insightful character descriptions (like those, again, from PARIS TEXAS), the movie lacks of spirit what has of narration and besides the acting is very poor with few exceptions. Tanner is a good and very original storyteller but he's not perfect...7/10


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