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He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)

On ne meurt que deux fois (original title)
The inspector Staniland as always try to put himself in the place of the victim, this time an unsuccessful pianist. That's when the victim's mistress Barbara entered the appartment, look ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Deray

Writers:

Robin Cook (novel), Jacques Deray (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Inspector Robert Staniland
Charlotte Rampling ... Barbara Spark
Xavier Deluc Xavier Deluc ... Marc Spark
Elisabeth Depardieu Elisabeth Depardieu ... Margo Berliner
Jean Leuvrais Jean Leuvrais ... Le commissaire Bauman
Jean-Paul Roussillon Jean-Paul Roussillon ... Léonce
Maurice Barrier ... Arthur Chalon
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Moulard
Julie Jézéquel Julie Jézéquel ... Sophie
Albert Delpy ... Le médecin légiste / Forensic scientist
Riton Liebman Riton Liebman ... Éric Berliner
Luc Florian Luc Florian ... Le brigadier / Sergeant
Gérard Darmon ... Jean-Loup Soeren
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Barman
Philippe Héliès Philippe Héliès ... L'agent
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The inspector Staniland as always try to put himself in the place of the victim, this time an unsuccessful pianist. That's when the victim's mistress Barbara entered the appartment, look like a real bitch that one think the inspector. Surprised by his presence, she accuse herself of the crime. But the inspector is not convinced because everything don't fit all well in her confession and specially the tone she use to do so. In his investigation, Staniland has fisted trouble with a man who's protecting Barbara. Supposed to be her brother, isn't he? And can you refused a girl like her even if you're a policeman. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 October 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mörderischer Engel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Rose de Picardie
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Music by Haydn Wood
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A treat for fans of La Rampling, a real Euro mystery.
21 November 2003 | by terraplaneSee all my reviews

You'll die with your eyes open if you are a fan of the beautiful Charlotte. In a great french speaking role she is the best thing in the film. The plot is a touch convoluted and a bit difficult to unravel but basically it is a murder mystery. The cop who is supposed to be solving the crime is easily led astray by the smouldering Charlotte Rampling. Let's face it, she could lead any man astray just by looking at them!! And in this film she does more than just looking. Is she telling the truth when she confesses or is she protecting someone? All will be revealed, including all of Charlotte Rampling. If you think that I've given the game away, well, come on now, you'd be disappointed if she didn't get her kit off wouldn't you? See the film if you get the chance, it's a pretty good example of a french cop film if you like that sort of thing. It's certainly better than a lot of the trashy cop films that Hollywood churns out. 7/10.


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