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Inspecteur Lavardin (1991)

Inspecteur Lavardin (1991)

Inspecteur Lavardin





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Inspecteur Lavardin is a mellow, take-your-time Claude Chabrol effort of the 1980s, partly financed by French television. Jean Poiret had previously played the role of Inspector Jean Lavardin in the 1984 Chabrol film Poulet au Vinaigre (aka Cop au Vin). This story is built completely around the Lavardin character. The good inspector travels to a small coastal town to investigate the puzzling death of a well-known writer. In the course of his probings, Lavardin inadvertently uncovers several skeletons -- the kind that people keep hidden in their closets. Chabrol co-wrote the screenplay of Inspecteur Lavardin with Dominque Roulet. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Aug 2, 2005

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Jean Poiret
as Inspector Jean Lavar...
Jean-Claude Brialy
as Claude Alvarez
Bernadette Lafont
as Helene Mons
Jean-Luc Bideau
as Max Charnet
Jacques Dacqmine
as Raoul Mons
Hermine Claire
as Veronique Manguin
Pierre-Francois Dume...
as Marcel Vigouroux
Florent Gibassier
as Francis Li Bihan
Michel Dupuy
as Frogman
Claire Ifrane
as Tobacconist
Herve Lelardoux
as 1st Right-Minded Man
Lisa Livane
as Right-Minded Woman
Guy Parigot
as 2nd Right-Minded Man
Maurice Regnaut
as Pierre Manguin
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Critic Reviews for Inspecteur Lavardin

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 15, 2003
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A thoroughly enjoyable detective story directed by Claude Chabrol.

Full Review… | April 15, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Inspecteur Lavardin

A cheerfully amoral Chabrol telefilm, in which the police detective breaks the law with impunity, forgives the guilty, punishes the innocent, and, of course, uncovers all sorts of guilty family secrets. Quite impish for Chabrol.

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