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La Poison (1951)

Comedy | 85 minutes
3,60 20 votes

Genre: Comedy

Duration: 85 minuten

Alternative title: Poison

Country: France

Directed by: Sacha Guitry

Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Debucourt and Jacques Varennes

IMDb score: 7,4 (1.642)

Releasedate: 30 November 1951

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La Poison plot

The married life of Paul Braconnier and his wife Blandine cannot be called happy. In fact, they would rather kill each other. When Braconnier learns that Master Aubanel is a lawyer who has won more than 100 cases, he consults him. He wants to know how to kill his wife and not end up in jail for it.

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Paul Louis Victor Braconnier

Maître Aubanel

Blandine Braconnier

Germaine Chevillard

Mr Gaillard

Victor Boitevin

L'abbé Méthivier

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Movsin

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Extremely funny on all levels and also with a strong take on the legal system.
Actor, screenwriter and director Sacha Guitry in a masterful turn. Even though he does not claim a role himself, he still provides an original beginning where he introduces the actors and crew himself, praises some extensively, saddles the others with a "you're not that strong of an actor" but there still adds a "you were useful after all".
The film was made in just half a month. A clever scenario, with wonderful dialogue work (the scene of the "declaration" of the murder to a top lawyer, who boasts of 100 acquittals of criminals and whose view of the difference between "murderer" and "killer" is not without consequences remains) drips with black humor, while this one of the request to the pastor for a miracle that would boost village commerce shows humanity at its narrowest side and the super-smooth final scenes in the courtroom that things are not tender.
The film looks a bit older than it already is (I would have guessed the 1930s), but that does not detract from the pleasure that the film gives you.
Should it be added that Michel Simon is stunning once again?

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