Synopsis: As every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife Françoise in the family house in Nîmes. Jacques, Paul's stepbrother, turns up unawares, which is bad news since the fellow is an alcoholic good for nothing. Also annoying is this stranger at bay who asks Bellamy for protection. Farewell peaceful holiday!
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Claude Chabrol
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

In memory of the two Georges.



What time's your dental appointment?

I want to go by the hardware store. developments now raise fears

of an insurance swindle.

According to the latest DNA tests,

the body of the driver

found near the Sailor's Cemetery in Sete

is not Emile Leullet,

who had taken out

life insurance

with his wife as beneficiary...

What do you need there?

Shelving for upstairs.

You think of everything.

I'm making them a plum pie.

- How's that?

- Perfect.

Someone rang.

I heard.

I'll get it.

May I speak to Inspector Bellamy,


I'm sorry. He's not available.

When will he be available?

You've been prowling around for days.

Tell him he can reach me

at 0612248268.

Do you have a pen?

Don't bother. Don't come back.

Who was it?

The guy who's been prowling around.

So he made his mind up.

'Trip' in six letters...


What an idiot! I'm really out of it.

I know it's a word you hate.

Don't be silly.

Did he give you his name?

He only gave his cell number.

What is it?

My memory isn't what it used to be.

Sure it is.

What are you going to do?

I'm off. I'll be late.

- Don't keep your dentist waiting.

- Never.

I forgot to tell you,

Jacques arrives Thursday.

- Do you mind?

- No. What a thought!

It's vacation.

Of course your brother's welcome.

What time

are they coming tonight?

I don't know. I'll ask.

- First one home does the guinea fowl.

- Okay.

Paul Bellamy.

You trampled my flowerbed.

Be more careful, fella.

Here's my number: 0466312212

If you want to reach me, call.

Don't come uninvited.

Excuse me.

'Claire Bonheur'! What felicity!

- You new here?

- You buying that wood?

Yes, fir.

That's Norwegian pine. Oak is better.

Better for coffins.

I'm putting up bookshelves.

The shelves will sag.

Books are heavy.

It's for whodunits. Light reading.

Crime novels.

My cellar's full of them.

If you want to add to your collection.

- How many boards do you need?

- Seven.

I'll see what we have in stock.


Come here.

You whistle like a nightingale.

Will this be all?

That's all for today.

'A sudden gust of wind

'Sent her clothes flying

into the clouds

'Yes, into the clouds'


My boyfriend got me into Brassens.

He was his god.

You should get a loyalty card

for a discount next time.

Isn't that a scam?

It's a loyalty card.

Well, well...

- Like guinea fowl, Alain?

- I'd be a liar if I said no.

Dentists are good liars.

They were, when they had to.

No need anymore.

Help yourself.

- Did I hurt you, Francoise?

- Never.

You sure Bernard can't make it?

He's sorry, but he's swamped.

What does your friend do?

Plastic surgeon. I told you.

Oh yes, that's right.

You do teeth, he does skin.

- You must both make a mint.

- We can't complain.

I'll serve you. A wing?

- Everyone wants to stay young.

- The scam of the century.

Let's not exaggerate.

And we accept installment payments.

And they find time to travel.

Aren't they the lucky ones!

Some cabbage?

I found out what you wanted to know.

There's still space

on the Egyptian cruise.

Why not?

- We'll think it over. Right, Paul?

- Sure.

That insurance con on the lam...

- Did you know the guy?

- Emile Leullet?

You bet.

I used to clean his teeth.

He worked at Axa.

He took leave without pay last year.

Smart move.

How's his name spelled?

L-E-U-double L-E-T.

What's he like?

With his mouth open,

like anyone else.

- And with it closed?

- Almost like anyone else.

Paul finds everyone

unique and interesting.

His Good Samaritan side.

A good cop

is a Good Samaritan, honey.

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