Péril en la demeure (Peril) (1985)





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Mixing together the erotic and a theme of imminent death, director Michel Deville has fashioned an increasingly unsettling tale, based on the French novel Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel by Rene Belletto. When David (Christophe Malavoy) arrives at the home of Julia (Nicole Garcia) and Graham (Michel Piccoli) to teach guitar to their teenage daughter, a certain attraction starts between the student and teacher. That disappears when Julia seduces David at his apartment, and the two begin an affair, seemingly with the tacit consent of Julia's husband. Meanwhile, David's neighbor keeps snooping around, and at one point David is saved from a mugger just in the nick of time by a man who turns out to be an assassin for hire -- and hired to kill Graham, Julia's husband. As danger looms on the horizon for David, Graham, Julia, and the assassin himself, tension mounts, and someone's violent death seems inevitable. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Christophe Malavoy
as David Aurphet
Nicole Garcia
as Julia Tombsthay
Michel Piccoli
as Graham Tombsthay
as Edwige Ledieu
Richard Bohringer
as Daniel Forest
Anaïs Jeanneret
as Vivian Tombsthay
Frank Lapersonne
as Guitar dealer
Daniel Verite
as Attacker
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August 11, 2005

Explores several interesting dimensions of sexual politics.

Full Review… | August 22, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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