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Leda (1959)

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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 14 November 1959 (Italy)
A wealthy wine grower has trouble with his wife, his children, his best friend, and his mistress across the way, who is murdered.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Stanley Ellin (novel), Paul Gégauff (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madeleine Robinson ... Thérèse Marcoux
Antonella Lualdi ... Léda
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Laszlo Kovacs
Jacques Dacqmine ... Henri Marcoux
Jeanne Valérie ... Elisabeth
Bernadette Lafont ... Julie, the maid
André Jocelyn André Jocelyn ... Richard Marcoux
Mario David ... Roger, the milkman
László Szabó ... Vlado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Dino André Dino ... The police inspector
Raymond Pélissier Raymond Pélissier ... The gardener
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Storyline

Leda, the flirt of Monsieur Marcoux is murdered. His wife and the police think, that the murderer was the milk-man, the friend of the maid, but Marcoux' daughter's fiance Lazo, who is aware of the corrupt situation in that family doesn't agree with them. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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An intruder in the life of a family...was she really guileless?

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 November 1959 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Leda See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Claude Brialy, who had starred in Claude Chabrol's Le Beau Serge (1958) and Les Cousins (1959), was originally supposed to play the part of Laszlo Kovacs but fell ill before filming began. Jean-Paul Belmondo was brought on as a last minute replacement to play his first major role. See more »

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Referenced in Breathless (1960) See more »

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Curiouser and curiouser
22 October 2003 | by uds3See all my reviews

Chabrol always could turn on the new-wave schizophrenia. Overly hyper at times, inspired at others.

Based on the novel "La Cle de la Rue Saint-Nicolas," a wine grower of not some little means, finds himself beset with problems on all sides, from his wife, his children, his best friend.....even his lover! Well, truth be known, SHE has problems herself - she is murdered!

Chabrol does a fair Hitchcockian impression, filming the demise of the mistress as he does, entirely with mirrors. Arguably the highlight of the movie.

To appreciate this film it would definitely assist to have had some exposure to French Cinema in the past. You may otherwise find the Chabrolian experience a rude and possibly confusing awakening. Be that as it may, this example of new-wave French artistry is understandably held in high esteem in many places.


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