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La poison (1951) FotW #378

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Film of the Week #378: La poison (1951)

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Through a series of circumstances and plot twists an enterprising man manages to get away with murdering his wife, even though he cheerfully admits his guilt in court.

#704 on 1000<400, with 220 checks.
Nominated by blocho, Traveller and joachimt.
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#704(⇧1187, #1891) La poison (1951)
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Also a DtC nom so it will fit a challenge later this week.
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72aicm wrote: March 29th, 2021, 7:19 am Also a DtC nom so it will fit a challenge later this week.
That's a nice coincidence. :)
It was still a March-pick.
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For once I tried to watch a FotW the same week it's featured on the forum, but I have very little to say about it :shrug:

Being a fan of Michel Simon, I was a bit disappointed this time, I felt his character was rather inconsistent.
Plus the movie went into too many directions and fell flat, the mind game between Braconnier and the lawyer is the only thing interesting, but neither the countryside atmosphere before that nor the courtroom atmosphere after that were well rendered.

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Premise was interesting, execution most of the time done well. Get’s really going in the second third and is particularly great in the last. 7/10
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Enjoyable crime comedy that took about half an hour to become interesting. The movie is really only interesting in the three scenes where Michel Simon is arguing with his lawyer or the judges. Fortunately, the movies is so short that those three scenes are about a third of the movie.
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Worth of note is this is now the oldest Louis De Funes film I've seen (out of 29, out of...153?).
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