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Pour la peau d'un flic (1981)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Romance | 9 September 1981 (France)
Victim of manipulation, Cop Choucas is wanted for two murders and searched for by every cop in town.

Director:

Alain Delon

Writers:

Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Alain Delon (scenario & adaptation) (as A. Delon) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Choucas
Anne Parillaud ... Charlotte
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Coccioli
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Commissaire Chauffard
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Kasper
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Professeur Bachhoffer
Gérard Hérold Gérard Hérold ... Pradier (as Gerard Herold)
Pierre Belot Pierre Belot ... Jude, le pharmacien
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Isabelle Pigot
Pascale Roberts ... Renée Mouzon
Jean Barney Jean Barney ... Le premier ricaneur
Etienne Chicot ... Le second ricaneur
Willy Holt Willy Holt ... L'homme qui a tué Fanch Tanguy
Michel Auclair ... Haymann
Michel Berreur Michel Berreur ... Pérez
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In Paris, the ex-cop Choucas is a private detective that works with a mysterious partner, Tarpon, and the secretary Charlotte. He is presently working in an embezzlement case of an employee of the pharmacist Jude. When the middle-aged Isabelle Pigot hires him to investigate the disappearance of her blind twenty year-old daughter Marthe Pigot that worked at the Drillard Foundation for blinds, the Police Inspector Coccioli seeks Choucas out and asks him to drop the case. But Choucas proceeds with the investigation and schedules an encounter with Isabelle in a square, but she is murdered with a shot on the forehead. Chouca continues to investigate and soon the dirty Chief Inspector Madrier tries to kill Chouca, but he is only wounded and kills the inspector in self-defense. Then two criminals abduct Chouca but he succeeds to escape. He meets his secret partner, the retired Chief of Police Haymann, and Charlotte and they disclose a case of narcotics. Further, Choucas learns that he has ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 September 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To Kill a Cop See more »

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Adel Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated by Alain Delon to "J-P M.", aka director Jean-Pierre Melville. See more »

Goofs

[Around 00:41:xx] Choucas is searching in Kasper's pockets. Look closely and you'll see a few things moving from scene to scene : the gun beside Kasper's head, the ammo clips near his right hand, and the banknotes on his belly (whereas Choucas had thrown them beside him). See more »

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References I Walk Alone (1947) See more »

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Petite Fleur
Music by Sidney Bechet
Lyrics by Fernand Bonifay
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Violent, Funny and Complex Police Story
14 February 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Paris, the ex-cop Choucas (Alain Delon) is a private detective that works with a mysterious partner, Tarpon, and the secretary Charlotte (Anne Parillaud). He is presently working in an embezzlement case of an employee of the pharmacist Jude (Pierre Belot). When the middle-aged Isabelle Pigot (Annick Alane) hires him to investigate the disappearance of her blind twenty year-old daughter Marthe Pigot (Ariele Semenoff) that worked at the Drillard Foundation for blinds, the Police Inspector Coccioli (Daniel Ceccaldi) seeks Choucas out and asks him to drop the case. But Choucas proceeds with the investigation and schedules an encounter with Isabelle in a square, but she is murdered with a shot on the forehead. Chouca continues to investigate and soon the dirty Chief Inspector Madrier (Jacques Pisias) tries to kill Chouca, but he is only wounded and kills the inspector in self-defense. Then two criminals abduct Chouca but he succeeds to escape. He meets his secret partner, the retired Chief of Police Haymann (Michel Auclair), and Charlotte and they disclose a case of narcotics. Further, Choucas learns that he has been manipulated by Coccioli and other Chiefs of Police.

"Pour la peau d'un flic" is a violent, funny and complex story of murder and manipulation in the debut of Alain Delon as director. He follows the genre of Jean-Pierre Melville, and the movie has violence, murder, rape, torture but with humor. Anne Parillaud shines in the role of the cynical and funny cinephile Charlotte. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Na Pele de um Tira" ("In the Skin of a Cop")


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