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Peril (1985)

Péril en la demeure (original title)
A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

René Belletto (novel), Michel Deville | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anémone ... Edwige Ledieu
Richard Bohringer ... Daniel Forest
Nicole Garcia ... Julia Tombsthay
Christophe Malavoy ... David Aurphet
Michel Piccoli ... Graham Tombsthay
Anaïs Jeanneret Anaïs Jeanneret ... Vivianne Tombsthay
Jean-Claude Jay Jean-Claude Jay ... Father
Hélène Roussel Hélène Roussel ... Mother
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Waitress
Franck de la Personne ... Guitar dealer
Daniel Vérité Daniel Vérité ... Attacker
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Storyline

A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's inquisitive neighbor. One night, David is mugged but rescued from injury by a stranger, Daniel, who also becomes David's friend and admits to being a hit man. Video tapes of their activities appear in the lovers' mail; David thinks they're from the neighbor, Daniel is sure the husband is onto the affair and hired the mugger. After Daniel tells David that he's been hired to kill the husband, an elaborate manipulation plays out, with murder, suicide, a payoff, more videos, and a surprise pairing. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some eroticism with your thrills!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peril See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Threatening Erotics that seem to be waiting to explode in violence.
15 March 1999 | by VmaxSee all my reviews

Although the film has some very beautiful & erotically tense scenes, the little & few dialogues, combined with moody glares, make even some of the completely silent scenes very threatening. It's a little like listening to the rumbling of a live volcano, not being able to run and wondering if, and when it will erupt.


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