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Sans mobile apparent (1971)

A strange series of murders are being committed in Nice on the French riviera. The commissionaire Carella is in charge and tries desperately to find a missing link between all of these ... See full summary »

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Philippe Labro

Writers:

Evan Hunter (novel) (as Ed McBain), Vincenzo Labella | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Stéphane Carella
Dominique Sanda ... Sandra Forest
Sacha Distel ... Julien Sabirnou
Carla Gravina ... Jocelyne Rocca
Paul Crauchet ... Francis Palombo
Laura Antonelli ... Juliette Vaudreuil
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Perry Rupert-Foote
Stéphane Audran ... Hélène Vallée
Gilles Ségal ... Di Bozzo (as Gilles Segal)
Pierre Dominique Pierre Dominique ... Doume
Erich Segal Erich Segal ... Hans Kleinberg
Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo ... Le supérieur / Commissioner
André Falcon André Falcon ... Le sous-préfet / Mayor
Alexis Sellan Alexis Sellan ... Pierre Barroyer
Esmeralda Ruspoli Esmeralda Ruspoli ... Madame Forest
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A strange series of murders are being committed in Nice on the French riviera. The commissionaire Carella is in charge and tries desperately to find a missing link between all of these murders. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@wotangate.micro.ti.com>

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After the first murder is committed, no one admitted See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 September 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Without Apparent Motive See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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(Not so) nice in Nice
28 June 2012 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

A sniper is killing off a series of people who seem to be connected in some way. A detective investigating the case seems to come into contact with the victims shortly before they are dispatched.

This is a stylish French murder-mystery set in Nice. It's well served on the acting personnel front. Jean-Louis Trintignant is very good in the central role as the brooding detective; while there is interesting support from others, such Stéphane Audran (leading lady from several Claude Chabrol films) and Jean-Pierre Marielle (who played a memorable flamboyant homosexual private investigator in Dario Argento's giallo Four Flies on Grey Velvet). Another welcome addition is Ennio Morricone's contribution; once again his score is excellent and adds to the atmosphere greatly. The dark story is offset effectively by its beautiful sunny locations too. It adds a bit of glamour to the grime.

Sans Mobile Apparent is a well-constructed mystery with good plotting. It's a movie that is screaming out for a DVD transfer, it's one of the stronger French thrillers from the 70's.


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