L’assassin habite au 21/ The Murderer Lives at Number 21 by Georges Clouzot (84’)
A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from “Monsieur Durand” at the scene of each crime. But after a cache of these macabre identifications is discovered by a burglar in the boarding house at 21 avenue Junot, Inspector Wenceslas Vorobechik takes lodging at the infamous address in an undercover bid to solve the crime, with help from his struggling-actress girlfriend Mila.
This overlooked gem from the golden age of French cinema features audacious directorial touches, brilliant performances, and a daring tone that runs the gamut from light comedy to sinister noir, as well as a subtle portrait of tensions under Nazi occupation.
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