Inspector Lavardin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Poiret, Bernadette Laffont, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Luc Bideau

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INSPECTOR LAVARDIN (Inspecteur Lavardin) is a movie written and directed by Claude Chabrol in 1986. After COP AU VIN in 1985, this is the second Chabrol picture featuring the cynical policeman Lavardin.
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The corpse of Raoul Mons, a catholic writer, has just been found on the beach and Lavardin is asked to help the local police. He will be somewhat surprised when he meets Raoul Mons's widow who happens to be Bernadette Lafont, the woman he was profoundly in love with some twenty years before.

But Lavardin doesn't have much time to feel pity for himself as the investigation looks rather difficult. Everybody lie or seem to be the perfect guilty party. The only problem for Lavardin is that he can't figure out the motive for the crime.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Special suspect?    -   relative Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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