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La femme flic (1980)

Corinne Levassuer, a Paris police inspector, uncovers some embarrassing evidence during one of her investigations and is transferred to a northern French mining town.

Director:

Yves Boisset

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Yves Boisset (scenario), Claude Veillot (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miou-Miou ... Inspecteur Corinne Levasseur
Jean-Marc Thibault ... Commissaire Porel
Leny Escudéro ... Diego Cortez
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Backmann, le directeur de la MJC
François Simon François Simon ... Docteur Godiveau
Alex Lacast Alex Lacast ... Inspecteur Simbert
Niels Arestrup ... Dominique Allier, le photographe
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Le procureur
Philippe Caubère Philippe Caubère ... L'abbé Henning
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz ... M. Muller
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Substitut Berthot
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... L'inspecteur Roc
Stéphane Bouy Stéphane Bouy ... Commissaire Bonnard
Philippe Brizard Philippe Brizard ... Juge d'instruction dans le Midi
Gérard Caillaud Gérard Caillaud ... Juge d'instruction dans le Nord
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Corinne Levassuer, a Paris police inspector, uncovers some embarrassing evidence during one of her investigations and is transferred to a northern French mining town.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 January 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrupción criminal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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This film is inspired from actual events that happened in the north of France. Yves Boisset met the actual female cop who was involved in this case, when he was shooting a movie in Thailand. See more »

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It's Miou-Miou's picture
4 April 2004 | by bob998See all my reviews

Yves Boisset was one of a trio of young French directors in the 1970's who made very entertaining, profitable movies about crime and political/social problems (the others were Costa-Gavras and Philippe Labro). L'Attentat dealt with the Ben Barka affair, R.A.S. with the excesses of the French army in Algeria, Le juge Fayard with the assassination of a judge who was probing too deeply into corrupt politicians. This latter film helped to launch the career of Patrick Dewaere.

This film isn't as good as the preceding ones. Miou-Miou plays an overzealous cop on her way down who stumbles on a pedophile ring involving some rich and powerful people in a small town. Leny Escudero has a small but effective part as an anarchist troublemaker who helps the cop. Francois Simon has a wonderful cameo as the old doctor who dispenses worthless homeopathic serums; living in a ratty old house reeking of cat urine, he's paying tribute to Celine. This picture has the feel of an hour-long detective show blown up to feature length. Only Miou-Miou's naive yet stubborn determination and her strength under the frail exterior keep it going.


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