L'Etoile Du Nord

  • 1982
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Crime

A sickly and insubstantial portrayal by Noiret of a classic psychopath. After meeting a young adventuress (Cottencon) in Egypt, Noiret introduces her to a rich Egyptian who makes her his mistress. The jealous Noiret gets on the same Brussels-bound train as the Egyptian. The next evening he shows up at a boarding house owned by Signoret, Cottencon's mother....read more

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A sickly and insubstantial portrayal by Noiret of a classic psychopath. After meeting a young adventuress (Cottencon) in Egypt, Noiret introduces her to a rich Egyptian who makes her his mistress. The jealous Noiret gets on the same Brussels-bound train as the Egyptian. The next evening he

shows up at a boarding house owned by Signoret, Cottencon's mother. Noiret is a mess, and his clothes are bloodstained. He learns that the Egyptian was killed on the train; however, he claims that he remembers nothing. Based on a novel by George Simenon, L'ETOILE DU NORD (the name of the train) is

a failure on all fronts, except in the characterization of the killer, but that is so sparse that it is quickly overshadowed by the moronic use of flashbacks. Apparently employed to add intrigue, they only multiply the boredom. Cottencon is inexplicably absent for the picture's second half, while

an aging Signoret is unfortunately present. Jean Aurenche, once one of France's "Quality of Tradition" screenwriters, displays none of the talent with which he made his reputation.

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: A sickly and insubstantial portrayal by Noiret of a classic psychopath. After meeting a young adventuress (Cottencon) in Egypt, Noiret introduces her to a rich Egyptian who makes her his mistress. The jealous Noiret gets on the same Brussels-bound train as… (more)

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