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Quai des Orfèvres

1947

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  • Clouzot starts off under the auspices of a murder mystery, and while his procedural flow is rigorous and unrelenting, it becomes clear that this isn’t about the act of solving a crime, but how the governing systems of law and order run counter to the ones of art and emotion. This means we chart a torrent of confused feelings in one half, with the cuckolded pianist Maurice contemplating murder, and impassive process in the second, as lizard-like inspector Antoine retraces his suspect’s steps...