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3.8
450 Ratings

The Murderer Lives at Number 21

L'assassin habite... au 21

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
France, 1942
Comedy, Mystery, Crime

Synopsis

A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from “Monsieur Durand” at the scene of each crime. But after a cache of these cards are found in the boarding house at 21 avenue Junot, Inspector Wenceslas Vorobechik takes lodging at the infamous address to solve the crime.

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The Murderer Lives at Number 21 Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Critics reviews

There’s lots for the Clouzot fan to appreciate thematically and in terms of witty script and plotting, as well as nimble playing. Clouzot also opens with a subjective camera killing that may be the first of its kind, unless I’m forgetting something major: we prowl after our intended prey, draw our weapon and let him have it. Even in lightweight fare, creepy Clouzot likes to implicate the audience.
May 02, 2013
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