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Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre

Directed by Jean Delannoy
France, Italy, 1959


Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days later she does so by an heart attack, but Maigret does not believe in this.

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Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case Directed by Jean Delannoy

Critics reviews

Stylishly directed by Jean Delannoy, with canted angles and copious depths of field, the films are uncommonly long for whodunits (Maigret Sets a Trap, pictured, runs 199 minutes)—allowing for privileged rests between the beats, like a lovely kitchen scene where an up-all-night Maigret tells his wife that for various reasons, it may be time to retire. Parisian criminals could only wish.
January 03, 2018

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