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The Murderer Lives at Number 21

Publié le January 3, 2019
As part of the film series "Focus on Clouzot", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of The Murderer Lives at Number 21.

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WHAT: The Murderer Lives at Number 21

WHEN: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7pm - 9pm

WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007

PRICE: Free admission

RESERVATION: Online registration required on Eventbrite.

ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.

The Murderer Lives at Number 21
by Henri-Georges Clouzot
1942 – France – 84 min
In French with English subtitles

As part of the film series "Focus on Clouzot", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of The Murderer Lives at Number 21.

Inspector Wenceslas "Wens" Vorobeychik is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a calling card with the name “Monsieur Durand” on his victims. It is with the help of his mistress, a struggling actress named Mila Malou, who is determined to get some publicity for herself, that the investigation is launched. Learning that the murderer is one of the eccentric tenants of a boarding house at No. 21 Avenue Junot, Wens takes a room in the guise of a Protestant minister and quickly arrests a group of suspects. However, while the suspects are in jail, there is another Durand murder.

This debut feature from Henri-Georges Clouzot, who would soon establish himself as the master of French film noir and Hitchcock’s only acknowledged rival in the genre of suspense, is a blend of different genres that works thanks to brilliantly witty dialogue, excellent acting, and a superb visual aesthetic that makes the most of the atmospheric hallmarks of film noir.

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