A rich elegant woman ,Gloria, wants to divorce her womanizer hubby(Denis).She calls one of her friends,a lawyer ,for help,but he is friend with the man too.She tries to bribe her husband's mistress , Jenny The plot thickens when the husband's lover is murdered,her dead body found in the Seine river.Whodunit? All is overwhelming against Denis.A young journalist,Alice,investigates and finds the unexpected truth.Written by
Some day,French cinema buffs should have a look at Richard Pottier's works.After all,he invented "some like it hot" !Wilder's movie was a remake of his "fanfare d'amour".)
"27,rue de la paix" is a strange detective story,which takes a slap at the popular press,which Billy Wilder would have loved -as he probably loved "fanfare d'amour" which was made around the short time he was working in France .There's no leads but a handful of characters ,none of whom is really the star of the movie.A necklace,an exhibit in a criminal affair, goes from hand to hand .
A rich elegant woman (Saint-Cyr) wants to divorce her womanizer hubby(Jules Berry).She calls one of her friends,a lawyer ,for help,but he is friend with the man too.The plot thickens when the husband's ex-lover is murdered.The ending is unexpected,but it is far-fetched all the same.
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