This Man Must Die Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michel Duchaussoy, Jean Yanne, Caroline Cellier, Maurice Pialat

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THIS MAN MUST DIE (Que la BÍte Meure) also known as "The Beast Must Die" or "Killer!" in english speaking countries is a movie written and directed by Claude Chabrol in 1969.
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Charles Thenier's son dies after having been hit by a car in the middle of a small town. When the police tells him that the hit-and-run driver is nowhere to be found, Thenier swears to himself to kill the murderer and decides to begin his own investigation. By chance, he discovers that the occupants of the vehicle were the actress Helene Lanson and her brother-in-law Jean Yanne. Thenier easily seduces Helene Lanson and is soon brought face to face with Jean Yanne. Yanne is a loathsome man who despises anybody approching him. He's even publicly humiliating his own son everytime he can. Thenier waits for the right opportunity to take revenge on Yanne but he has to reckon now with Philippe's desire to murder his father.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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