Masques (Masks) (1987)

Masques (Masks) (1987)

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Roland Wolf (Robin Renucci) poses as a reporter to interview a popular television personality (Philippe Noiret) he believes is responsible for the disappearance of his sister. The struggling actress had taken a job as a companion to the star's sickly ward Catherine (Anne Brochet). Roland discovers Catherine is being drugged by her benefactor who has stolen her inheritance and possibly committed murder.
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Claude Chabrol
Written By: Claude Chabrol , Odile Barski
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Criterion Collection

Cast

Philippe Noiret
as Christian Legagneur
Robin Renucci
as Roland Wolf
Monique Chaumette
as Colette, la secrétaire / The secretary
Anne Brochet
as Catherine
Bernadette Lafont
as La masseuse / The masseuse
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Critic Reviews for Masques (Masks)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Delightful mystery thriller.

Full Review… | November 30, 2015
Classic Film and Television

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Full Review… | May 9, 2011
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

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August 9, 2004
Boxoffice Magazine

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Full Review… | September 16, 2003
Film4

A magnificent performance by Philippe Noiret.

Full Review… | September 15, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Masques (Masks)

A relatively minor and slight member of the Charbol movie armory. Though well-done, it's a largely conventional and simplistic thriller.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Sinister secrets lurking within the bourgeoisie is familiar territory for Chabrol, and whilst this is not the best example of this, it is a fun watch all the same. An able cast supports Phiippe Noiret, whose hilariously over the top game show host is the highlight of the film, especially at the finale where he nicely tells his audience to "get fucked".

Emily B.
Emily B.

Although Chabrol is often sloppily referred to as "the French Hitchcock," the resemblances are usually oblique at best. Here, though, Chabrol-qua-Hitchcock is merrily overt. Philippe Noiret is perhaps overly broad as the villain, but always fun to watch. It's a wicked tale, of course, but with a few twists, a bit of set-piece suspense playacting, and a glorious comeuppance for the villain.

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