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Someone Behind the Door (1971)

Quelqu'un derrière la porte (original title)
GP | | Crime, Drama | 28 July 1971 (France)
A neurosurgeon with a cheating wife takes an amnesiac into his home and conditions him to believe that the cheating wife is his own and to take the "appropriate" action.

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Henri Garcin ...
Paul Damien
Adriano Magistretti ...
Andrew
Agathe Natanson ...
Lucy
Viviane Everly ...
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Carl Studer ...
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Denise Péronne ...
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Isabelle Del Rio ...
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Silvana Blasi ...
Mrs. Evans
Colin Mann ...
Sgt. Gordon
Yves Elliot ...
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Dr. Laurence Jeffries, a neurosurgeon, intent on his research, neglects his wife Frances. The frustrated woman accordingly takes a lover, Paul Damien, a French journalist. When he realizes what is going on, Laurence has only one thing in mind, vengeance. A diabolical idea comes to him: why not use one of his patients, an amnesiac, as his instrument of revenge? He soon implements his plan, taking the amnesiac into his home and making him believe that Frances is HIS wife, that she cheats on him and that he has to eliminate her... Written by Guy Bellinger

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No Memory, No Name, No Conscience! See more »

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The man in film's the poster with the door displayed over his head is not Charles Bronson, who plays the lead character. See more »

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Let Him Give You a Piece of his Mind
26 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Average thriller of a psychological nature about Anthony Perkins as a brain specialist finding amnesiac Charles Bronson and convincing him that his wife is his wife and is having an affair - all the while having a real affair. This is Perkin's way of dealing with the messy affair. There is quite a bit of plodding here as well as some leaps of logic in the script that are not easily believed. Perkins and Bronson are able to create convincing enough characters to make it work relatively well. Perkins plays the malevolent, to a large degree impotent(of taking command of the situation)doctor with his customary workmanlike manner. Bronson does get to act and though looks a little too lost at times fares well enough too. Lovely Jill Ireland plays the good doctor's sexy wife but does little for her role or the film other than looking quite appealing. The end is really not effective as it leaves no real resolution to any of the plot strands revealed. The director does have some obvious talent and the film moves briskly mercifully.


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