Série Noire

Série Noire

Patrick Dewaere
Director: Alain Corneau Cast: Patrick Dewaere
Patrick Dewaere
, Myriam Boyer
Myriam Boyer
, Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier
Alain Corneau

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The title Serie Noire refers to a popular French mystery series, and literally means "Black Series." The story is based on American author Jim Thompson's hardboiled detective story A Hell of a Woman, and is close in spirit to the U.S. film noir mysteries of the 1940s. Frank Poupart (Patrick Dewaere) is a 30-year-old loser, a salesman who is barely scraping by, whose wife has just left him "just to think things over." He meets Mona (Marie Trintignant), a quiet, dreamy 15-year-old girl whose aunt has offered her to him for his sexual pleasure in return for a sweater. They become lovers, and both of them see a way out of their impoverished dead-end existence when Mona tells him that her aunt (who is also her landlady) has a large stash of money hidden away. They decide to kill her, and also kill a Greek boxer who owes Frank money, making it look like a murder/suicide. When Frank's wife returns to him, eager to begin their marriage again, he kills her out of sheer frustration. Later he is blackmailed by Staplin (Bernard Blier), his employer, and is left with no loot, no wife, three heinous crimes on his hands, and a clueless adolescent girlfriend.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2020
UPC: 0850003924731
Original Release: 1979
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Sound: [stereo, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 52,495

Special Features

Série Noire, The Darkness of the Soul featurette; Interview with Alan Corneau and Marie Trintignant; New essay by film critic Nick Pinkerton

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Dewaere Franck Poupart
Myriam Boyer Jeanne
Bernard Blier Staplin
Marie Trintignant Mona
Andreas Katsulas Andreas Tikides
Jeanne Herviale The aunt

Technical Credits
Alain Corneau Director,Screenwriter
Maurice Benart Producer
Thierry Derocles Editor
Michel Desrois Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre-Wiliam Glenn Cinematographer
Georges Perec Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Serie Noire
255. Chapters
1. Mona [11:29]
2. Thief [6:39]
3. Proper House [12:18]
4. Bail [10:52]
5. Chickening Out [7:27]
6. Drunk Together [11:37]
7. The Robbery [11:09]
8. Jeanne [9:45]
9. A Tragedy [6:18]
10. Stolen Money [1:12]
11. Big Day [11:13]
12. Credits [13:43]
13. Chapter 13 [2:07]
14. Chapter 14 [:01]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [52:27]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [30:03]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]

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