Inspecteur Lavardin


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.


Jean Poiret
as Inspector Jean Lavardin
Jean-Claude Brialy
as Claude Alvarez
Bernadette Lafont
as Helene Mons
Jean-Luc Bideau
as Max Charnet
Hermine Claire
as Veronique Manguin
Jacques Dacqmine
as Raoul Mons
Pierre-Francois Dumeniaud
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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