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No Pockets in a Shroud (1974)

Un linceul n'a pas de poches (original title)
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Michel Dolannes resigns from a major newspaper as a journalist to launch a new journal 'Le Cosmopolite' which reveals all kinds of shady deals.One day, he is killed but who is the killer ?

Director:

Jean-Pierre Mocky

Writers:

Horace McCoy (novel), Jean-Pierre Mocky (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Carmet ... Comissaire Bude
Michel Constantin ... Culli
Michel Galabru ... Thomas
Daniel Gélin ... Laurence
Michael Lonsdale ... Raymond (as Michel Lonsdale)
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Le docteur Carlille
Jean-Pierre Mocky ... Michel Dolannes
Martine Sarcey Martine Sarcey ... Madame Mardène
Michel Serrault ... Justin Blesh
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Mira Barnowski
Francis Blanche ... Nathaël Grissom
Christian Duvaleix Christian Duvaleix ... Jo
Jess Hahn ... Walter
Sylvia Kristel ... Avril
Alan Adair Alan Adair ... David
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Michel Dolannes resigns from a major newspaper as a journalist to launch a new journal 'Le Cosmopolite' which reveals all kinds of shady deals.One day, he is killed but who is the killer ?

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Also released in a re-edited 90 minutes R-Rated version. See more »

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Dolannes Melodie
Written by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint
Performed by Jean-Claude Borelly
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A serious disappointment
25 March 2016 | by tony-70-667920See all my reviews

Having seen "Kill the Ref" years ago, I was interested to see more of Mocky's work, and bought subtitled DVDs of this, "Solo" and "L'Albatros." . I should have heeded the review by dbdumonteil, who knows more about French cinema than I ever will. He called "No Pockets" a botched job, and he's right.

Starting in 1959, Mocky has directed well over 60 features, plus shorts, documentaries and TV work. On this evidence he's put quantity above quality. It's hard to see how he got the budget to assemble such an excellent cast of actors (the women are relatively weak) but no surprise that his recent films feature largely-unknown "stars."

The actresses, particularly the excessively made-up Myriam Mezieres, are made to look rather unattractive, perhaps to emphasise the good looks of Mocky as our heroic reporter. Needless to say they're all crazy about him. Mocky's narcissism, the excessive length and some lousy dialogue (Alaim Mory is no Michel Audiard) make the whole thing an endurance test.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Pockets in a Shroud See more »

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Balzac Films, S.N. Prodis See more »
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