A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.


Claude Chabrol


Odile Barski (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Claude Chabrol (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Le commissaire Paul Bellamy
Clovis Cornillac ... Jacques Lebas
Jacques Gamblin ... Noël Gentil / Emile Leullet / Denis Leprince
Marie Bunel ... Françoise Bellamy
Vahina Giocante ... Nadia Sancho
Marie Matheron ... Madame Leullet
Adrienne Pauly Adrienne Pauly ... Claire Bonheur
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Alain
Bruno Abraham-Kremer Bruno Abraham-Kremer ... Bernard
Rodolphe Pauly Rodolphe Pauly ... Maître Jean-Philippe Métrail - l'avocat
Maxence Aubenas Maxence Aubenas ... Gilles
Anne Maureau Anne Maureau ... La journaliste TV
Henri Cohen ... Le Président du tribunal
Thierry Calas Thierry Calas ... Le médecin-légiste
Dominique Ratonnat Dominique Ratonnat ... Le médecin


As every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife Françoise in the family house in Nîmes. Jacques, Paul's stepbrother, turns up unawares, which is bad news since the fellow is an alcoholic good for nothing. Also annoying is this stranger at bay who asks Bellamy for protection. Farewell peaceful holiday! Written by Guy Bellinger

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The Final Film of Claude Chabrol, France's Master of Suspense


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The film is inspired by the Yves Dandonneau case. See more »


Paul Bellamy: People kill to get rid of something, but with most killers, they kill because they want to get rid of themselves.
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References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »


Concerto en mi mineur pour violoncelle et orchestre
Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by Henri Demarquette
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He had the last word.

I have not been exposed to a.lot of Claude Chabrol films, but the ones I have seen are very good. He was considered a master of mystery, and this is the last film he did before his death in 2010.

It stars Gérard Depardieu, and I have more than a few of his performances (La Vie en Rose, Paris, Je T'Aime, Mesrine: Killer Instinct). What I really like about Depardieu's role in the film is that he, and the film, are what I would call normal. We see life as it really exists, without gimmicks and special effects. It's a plain whodunit, with a plain detective. Marie Bunel, as his wife, adds immensely to this picture of normalcy.

The crime is only incidental in the film. It is really about relationships - The inspector (Depardieu) and his wife, the inspector and his bum of a brother, two mistresses who are not the mistresses of the people who think they are - forget the crime and focus on the people.

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Release Date:

25 February 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,635, 31 October 2010

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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