Mortelle randonnée (1983) from Tuna
IMDb calls this film Deadly Circuit, a more or less accurate translation of the title.
Mortelle Randonee (1983) is a noir detective thriller, but a
very odd one. This genre is always heavily dependant on the personality of
the detective, as he is the one we are to relate to, and through
whose POV we view the story. Beauvoir, The
'Eye' (Michel Serrault) is not a classic movie detective. He works
for an agency, has badly botched his last assignment, and is being given
a last chance by his boss. His personal life is troubled. He is obsessed with a daughter that he was
denied access to when his wife divorced him. He has a school class
photo she sent, and each year he gets one guess as to which girl is
All of this leads to a
very French ending that I will not give away.
Scoop's note: Tuna and I also reviewed the English language remake of this film, The Eye of the Beholder, which starred Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd. Both films are based on the 1980 crime novel "The Eye of the Beholder" by Marc Behm. In the movie world, Behm is most famous as the author of two famous screenplays: Charade, and the first Beatles film, Help!
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