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Inspector Bellamy

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Gerard Depardieu | MAN AND WIFE Marie Bunel and Gerard Depardieu in Inspector Bellamy
Moune Jamet

Inspector Bellamy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/29/10
performer:
Gerard Depardieu
director:
Claude Chabrol
genre:
Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

The final film written and directed by the late French New Wave legend Claude Chabrol, Inspector Bellamy has adultery, murder, and an alternating current of domestic tranquillity and unease. The movie’s setup, however, is better than its follow-through. Gérard Depardieu, beefy and tender, is the happily married titular detective who, while on holiday, attempts to solve a homicide case vaguely paralleled by the arrival of his troubled, alcoholic brother. Depardieu and Marie Bunel (as Bellamy’s wife) have a terrific interplay, but Chabrol’s sharp direction can’t quite rescue his fuzzy script. (Available on cable via on demand) B-

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