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In custody: the cult thriller of Claude Miller at the theater

Garde A Vue Theatre

If your parents managed the family cinema culture well, it would be impossible to miss Garde à vue , Claude Miller's masterpiece with Michel Serrault and Lino Ventura , which won four Césars in 1981 - or if not, rush to the DVD tonight.

This terrible camera is inspired by the novel Brainwash by John Wainwright , a beautiful adaptation of which is currently being played in In custody at the Hébertot Theater with a dream cast. Aim instead: Thibault de Montalembert ( 10 percent ), as a notable suspected of pedophilia, Wladimir Yordanoff ( A family resemblance ) as an alcoholic commissioner, Marianne Basler ( Amanda ) as an icy wife who takes over the role of Romy Schneider and Francis Lombrail ( 12 angry men ) as a brawling inspector instead of Guy Marchand . Ultimate joy.

The good god without confession?

Mr. Bergerot is the mayor of a small provincial town on the edge of the Atlantic. On Christmas Eve , he was summoned by Commissioner Toulouse as a witness in a murder case. Because it turns out that in a very short time, three young girls from the region were mysteriously raped and killed.

No luck, the cops barely hide from suspecting him, which has the gift of annoying the notable, furious that he is not given the benefit of the doubt . But while he gets out of his way as best he can while making fun of the situation, his wife arrives and drops a bomb that could well be worth the death penalty to her dear husband ...

Conclusion

Despite an almost nonexistent staging and a very minimalist decor (but no doubt wanted so), the text, the acting and the crisp plot make it a delightful moment for all police investigation addicts. sordid. So, guilty or innocent?

Tuesday to Saturday at 9 p.m., Sunday at 3:30 p.m. From € 15, reservations on indiv.themisweb.fr .

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Also discover 7 years of reflection with Guillaume de Tonquédec and the poilant Feydeau by Zabou Breitman .

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