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Agent trouble (1987)

Amanda Weber (Catherine Deneuve) is a museum employee. Her nephew, Victorien (Tom Novembre), who feels that wild animals should not be kept in zoos, has been murdered, and she seeks to find... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Pierre Mocky

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Mocky (adaptation), Malcolm Bosse (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Amanda Weber
Richard Bohringer ... Alex
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Victorien
Dominique Lavanant ... Catherine 'Karen' Dariller
Sophie Moyse Sophie Moyse ... Delphine
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Julie
Héléna Manson Héléna Manson ... Madame Sackman, la directrice du musée
Hervé Pauchon Hervé Pauchon ... Tony
Charles Varel Charles Varel ... Norbert, le chauffeur du car
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Le docteur Arms
Sylvie Joly Sylvie Joly ... Edna
Pierre Arditi ... Stanislas Gautier
Michel Varille Michel Varille ... Le petit ami de Tony
Antoine Mayor Antoine Mayor ... Tintin
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Le gardien
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Storyline

Amanda Weber (Catherine Deneuve) is a museum employee. Her nephew, Victorien (Tom Novembre), who feels that wild animals should not be kept in zoos, has been murdered, and she seeks to find out why and how. She knows that Victorien was witness to a mysterious government project where fifty tourists were killed by an unknown poison gas, and the bus in which they were travelling was found at the bottom of a lake. Alex (Richard Bohringer), a callous government assassin who is having marital problems with his wife Delphine (Sophie Moyse), has orders to kill anyone who knows about the cover-up of that project, and Amanda soon becomes his target. Written by Polly_Kat

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 August 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Loved Zoos See more »

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AFC, Koala Films, Canal+ See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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What was that?
21 October 2004 | by bob998See all my reviews

I don't know what to think about Mocky. He's of the same generation as Truffaut and Chabrol, yet never found a mass audience. One of his films, Snobs, is listed in the Time Out film guide, so at least he was spotted by one critic. Mocky is an anarchist within the French film industry: he flails around, shooting at targets on the right and left, not hitting much.

Deneuve, Bohringer, Novembre, and Scott-Thomas all are pretty stiff here, not knowing what they're supposed to do. The story is a mess; why is Bohringer shooting all those people with a handgun equipped with silencer? Why the long bus tour, which seems to go nowhere? Why does Catherine Deneuve wear that silly wig, which makes her look so frumpy? Why am I watching this?


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