Peur sur la ville (Fear Over the City)



Who is this... What do you want?

Don't leave your phone off the hook ever again.

How did you get my new number?!

I've had enough of you... DO YOU HEAR? ENOUGH!

Say "I won't hang up again".

I'm tired... My god you are sick.

You should get help, you know.

Say "I won't hang up again".

I... I won't hang up again.

Why did you change your number?

How did you find it... Hey?

It was noted down in your blue book, right next to your phone.


You were in here, weren't you?!

It's a nice place you have, especially your bed.

it has a temperature of great precision...

I tried it, soft, supple, perfect for love...

A bed that must remind you of a lover,

and of your poor husband who is now dead! Right, Norah?

You were... a friend of Pierre, is that it?

No, nothing like that. But you can tell me about

him since I'm coming over.


See you in a moment.

"Police Headquarter"

"Police Headquarter"

After 6:
30pm, call DEF.44.52


Hello, Mr Merclin?

This is Norah Elmer, someone is threatening me...

Please don't allow anyone up!


-Yes! Threatened.

-Please do let ANYONE up!

-I'll keep an eye out.

But you know you can go up from the parking...

I can't do anything about that.

You should call the police.

I tried but there's no answer,

what should I do?

At night, you have to call the local station.

Let me give you the number.

Thank you... Go ahead.


Don't worry madam, we're used to these

types of calls.

Psychos turned on by the fear they cause.

They all pretend to be coming over,

but they never actually show up.

But if he DOES show up, what should I do?

Call us back and we'll be there in less than 5 minutes

But don't worry - He WON'T show up.

-Goodnight, madam.

-Goodnight, thank you.


Well! We thought you'd never show up!

I think I might have scared your neighbor.

she jumped from the 17th floor.

Summary identification: Norah Elmer.

The fall is probable cause of death.

Claimed to have been threatened over the phone.

We are staying here until forensic arrives.

Hello, 7th brigade? 147 Georges Melies ave

Window jump. Victim's name: Norah Elmer.

I'm alerting criminal investigation.

Hello... Z-2 calling AV-108. Z-2 calling AV-108.

Hello... Z-2 calling AV-108. Z-2 calling AV-108.

Who's that?

Lazlo Pap


And that?

Max Cohen.

Very Good. And that... He's an actor, right?

Jean Gabin!

Very Good.

And him?

Him... I don't know..

He's not an actor...

He's not a boxer...

What's down there?

Nothing... Just a cellar.

Just bottles, old junk piling up just like

any cellar.

Don't shoot!

What the hell is this?

He didn't want to hurt you, boss.

He got scared.

-You're ok?


Let him go.

He didn't want to hurt you, boss.


Where from?

Africa. Mali.

And you live in "this"?

-Yes boss.

-How many are you?


How much does it cost?

He's really milking that cellar!


Well, we owe you an apology.

You were right.

Quite your average cellar.

With old bottles, "things" piling up.

Nothing special.

Hey! Look at you! You're bleeding.

Well, I am!

Isn't that a knife wound?

Now that you mention it...

Who could have knifed you?

-There's no one in the cellar...


There's no one in the bistro.

Who could have done it?

What, are you crazy?!

Knifing a police office, isn't THAT crazy?

I didn't knife anyone!

And this?

That's not mine!

Yes, well your prints are on it now.

So... he's not an actor...

-He's not a boxer...

-I'll give you a few clues.

The bank hold-up at Niere, rings a bell?

I'll give you 5 seconds... You hear?

You knifed my partner.

I gun you down.


It's Marcucci!

He was here a month ago.

Haven't seen him since, I swear!

-If Marcucci ever comes back...

-I'll call you, chief, I swear!

Just don't wait too long.

If you want this to heal.

"Z-2 calling AV-108"

"Z-2 calling AV-108"

"Z-2 calling AV-108"

AV-108, Roger.

Where the hell were you? I've been calling for an hour!

We stopped for peanuts.

She called her local police station,

she had received threats over the phone.

She was worried someone was coming...

Who? A man, a woman?

Good evening, chief.

identification dept.

When you rang, you didn't hear any screams

or scuffle?

I heard her scream, nothing else.

A woman screams for help during the night

And you calmly spend the evening with your friends?

She didn't "scream for help", she just screamed.

It's the first time I come here

I just rang the wrong door.

-I see.

-Anyone heard anything in the building?

I asked the neighbors, they didn't hear anything.

But there was lots of noise, a birthday party.

-You knew the victim?

-Not Really, just walked passed her a few times.

According to the watchman she was very discreet.

Call up the local police station for me.

You're the watchman?

Eugene Merclin, 45, single.

At what time did Mrs Elmer come in tonight?

I was watching the news... It must have been 8pm.

Yes, about 8pm.

And how was she?

I think she had nylon pants.

That looked like jeans.

That's not what we're asking you, buddy.

Was she troubled, worried, anxious?

Oh, sorry. Not more than usual.

She'd just lost her husband in a car accident!

-Is that him?

-Well yeah, that's him errr....

WAS Mr Elmer.

She lived on her own since?

Even before! He was always away on business trips.

And who's that?

I don't know... Seems familiar but...

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