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Armaguedon (1977)

After years of poverty, Carrier, a repairman, inherits a large sum of money upon his brother's death in an accident. Now rich, he decides it is time to make his mark and be known at any cost. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, he begins to threaten police and the government signing his tracts, "Armaguedon". A detective from Interpol heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an ... See full summary »

Director:

Alain Jessua

Writers:

Alain Jessua, David Lippincott (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Dr. Michel Ambrose
Jean Yanne ... Louis Carrier
Renato Salvatori ... Albert - dit 'Einstein'
Marie Déa ... Gisèle Valin - la tante de Louis Carrier
Michel Creton Michel Creton ... Bob
Robert Dalban ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand ... Jimmy Laurent - L'animateur de 'Welcome la vie'
Guy Saint-Jean Guy Saint-Jean ... Dupré
Georges Riquier Georges Riquier ... Un membre de la préfecture de police
Alan Adair Alan Adair ... Le ministre anglais de l'industrie
Claudine Berg Claudine Berg
Rosario Borelli Rosario Borelli
Philippe Chemin Philippe Chemin
Michèle Cotta Michèle Cotta ... Une journaliste TV
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ... Une commerçante
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After years of poverty, Carrier, a repairman, inherits a large sum of money upon his brother's death in an accident. Now rich, he decides it is time to make his mark and be known at any cost. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, he begins to threaten police and the government signing his tracts, "Armaguedon". A detective from Interpol heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an international conference of world leaders in Paris. Written by Aline

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Language:

French

Release Date:

16 March 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Armageddon See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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I do not want to die unnoticed
9 December 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

What can people do to draw people's attention?Some go as far as to kill their fellow men to achieve that;

Louis ,a humble craftsman, inherits a lot of money.He's got fortune,but he wants fame too.He has his friend Einstein(sic) take photographs of him among crowds of celebrities.He sends them to the Police and threatens to commit crime as "Armaguedon".

Alain Jessua was certainly one of the most underrated of the French directors of that era:"traitement de choc" (probably his most successful effort)"les chiens" and "paradis pour tous" all ventured off the beaten track;they were sometimes close to sci-fi. While "Armaguedon" seems more realistic,it is an absorbing thriller.


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