À double tour (Web of Passion) (Leda) (1959)





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New Wave director Claude Chabrol employs an aloof perspective in this tale of murder and a dysfunctional family. The paterfamilias Henri Marcoux (Jacques Dacqmine) is having a fling with the neighbor woman Leda (Antonella Lualdi). When she turns up murdered, police suspect the milkman, a friend of the Marcoux's sultry maid Julie. But Laszlo (Jean-Paul Belmondo) the non-conformist Hungarian boyfriend of Henri's daughter Elisabeth (Jeanne Valerie) thinks not. Was the killer Henri's unbalanced son Richard? His wife Therese (Madeleine Robinson) is a regular harridan; is she guilty? Robinson won the "Best Actress" award at the 1959 Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of Therese. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Laszlo Kovacs
Antonella Lualdi
as Leda Mortoni
Madeleine Robinson
as Therese Marcoux
Jacques Dacqmine
as Henri Marcoux
Valerie Jean Faris
as Elizabeth Marcoux
Laszlo Szabo
as The Hungarian
Mario David
as Roger the Milkman
Andre Jocelyn
as Richard Marcoux
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Critic Reviews for À double tour (Web of Passion) (Leda)

All Critics (3)

Chabrol was a hedonist who made no bones about how much he relished food and sex, usually in that order.

Full Review… | August 1, 2011
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Claude Chabrol's dissection of the living-dead bourgeoisie

Full Review… | October 10, 2009

An early sample of a French New Wave "whodunit" from Claude Chabrol.

Full Review… | February 2, 2006
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Audience Reviews for À double tour (Web of Passion) (Leda)

Checking another Claude Chabrol off the list, this one was very engaging and a real beauty to look at. A fun story of a crazy family and the ensuing murder that happens in their neighborhood, this one is well worth tracking down. Rental!

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Not the most accomplished Claude Chabrol film, but as an early effort it's pretty good. Chabrol's first film in colour, plus his first look at the bourgeoisie and first venture into the psychological thriller genre which he would later become known for. Adding to this list of firsts is Jean-Paul Belmondo's major screen debut. Probably more of interest to Chabrol fans rather than your average viewer.

Emily B.
Emily B.

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