The final film written and directed by the late French New Wave legend Claude Chabrol, Inspector Bellamy has adultery, murder, and an alternating current of domestic tranquillity and unease. The movie’s setup, however, is better than its follow-through. Gérard Depardieu, beefy and tender, is the happily married titular detective who, while on holiday, attempts to solve a homicide case vaguely paralleled by the arrival of his troubled, alcoholic brother. Depardieu and Marie Bunel (as Bellamy’s wife) have a terrific interplay, but Chabrol’s sharp direction can’t quite rescue his fuzzy script. (Available on cable via on demand) B-
MAN AND WIFE Marie Bunel and Gerard Depardieu in Inspector Bellamy (Moune Jamet)
Genre: Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Gerard Depardieu; Director: Claude Chabrol; Runtime (in minutes): 106; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted January 17 2015 — 2:22 PM EST
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