In 1963, Julien DuvivierIn 67 years, turn(shoot) his(her,its) last but one movie, GoosefleshA macabre film, an adaptation of a novel of James Hadley ChaseWith dialogues of René Barjavel.
DuvivierEspecially known for its pre-war works, as The Beautiful Team, Will Bandage her(it) or Grandpa le Moko, in whom(which) the talent of one Gabin "Young person", will spread(display,deploy), lays us a small jewel of macabre film which will remain forgotten by the cinema enthusiasts, New Wave obliges!
In Paris, Daniel And PaulPlayed by Robert Hossein And Jean SorelWho was, by his beauty, a competitor ofAlain Delon
Are going to be made the safe(chest) of a billionaire,
But the affair(business) turns out badly, the middle-class person comes down,
And Daniel Is pinned by a well placed ball(bullet), being lying in front of tired Heir apparent!
The anxiety is for its height, and Paul, who has occis the billionaire, makes by his doubts in his(her,its) friendly blonde(lager),
Simone, played by the regretted Nicole Berger4-year-old dead woman later, in 32 years, in a road accident. 20-year-old condemned person, Daniel manages to escape,
And takes refuge with the Nice countryside, near the municipality of Bouyon. In the majestic landscapes of the Alpes-Maritimes, the hooligan is going to cross Thomas's road, good guy of storekeeper, played by Georges Wilson.
Thomas holds the Relay of the Collar(Pass), a gas station "Avia" Which(who) makes restoring,
Where he(it) makes well " drink and eat ".
But the "treasure" of this old man Thomas, it is not its gas station, but his(her) young woman, Maria, played by Catherine RouvelSulphurous panther, who is not afraid of men(people)!
Daniel is intrigued by the presence of this "bomb"("spray"), in this back of beyond,
Woman of a plump storekeeper, whose glance lets drill not very catholic intentions...
Especially that at night, the beautiful leash its opened window,
To attract(entice) the customer(barge)...
Daniel is under the charm, magnetized by the pleasant approach(initiative) of the young woman,
Which(Who) strikes poses studied to electrify the driller of safe(chest)!
Daniel becomes the employee of Thomas, holding the counter,
Between the cognac Bisqouit and the Cinzano, and taking care of the brother-in-law, this lustful old man of Lucien Raimbourg
Which(Who) comes to rummage when the owners are absent and which(who) is hardly intrigued by the presence of this employee!Beautiful Maria, by peeling potatoes, fall on a rest of illuminating Newspaper, which speaks of the " driller of safe(chest) " escaped, and, Machiavellian, is going to propose a market to the hooligan:
The contents of Thomas's safe(chest), symbol of freedom against its silence!
Daniel hesitates, frightened by the cynicism of the young woman and incapable to betray a man who helped him(it), and with whom he shares a healthy friendship.
But during a rainy night, while the storekeeper tears away(extracts) for a city meeting(appointment),
Daniel, under Maria's pressure, cracks(fails), and goes away to take care of the safe(chest),
With the golden hands,
Watched by the tigress!
But the storekeeper returns in a inconvenient way, because of a fallen, uncovering the mystery tree,
In front of one Hossein Humbled!
Daniel gives the game away, and accuses the young wife of having urged him(it) to open the safe(chest), the sub-punishment(sub-effort) of a small tour(ballot) in the gendarmerie! But Maria is allowed count, exhausted by her monotonous life, she is ready for everything to seize the saving and to show a clean pair of heels!
But Here we are, Thomas rebels and his wife commits the irreparable, by killing the storekeeper, straightaway presto buried in the garage, knotting(tying) between both protagonists a macabre pact!
But Maria has an unstoppable asset(trump card), her seduction, to which Daniel is not going to delay succumbing,
An evening of too much marked solitude,
Putting in his(its) pocket this " driller of safe(chest) " suspicious!
Because the disappearance of Thomas attracts(entices) the curious, of which this farmer of brother-in-law,
Which(Who) feels(smells) a little the carry-on,
And which(who) is saved only by this priest of Jean Lefebvre,
Protecting the old man of Daniel's ire!
But a new reappears, the handsome hunk PaulComrade-in-arms of Daniel,
Which(Who) is going to catch the eye in succession of the beautiful,
A love at first sight(lightning stroke),
While both young people are going to court the village near-by,
Embracing as young men(juvenile leads),
Daniel //Robert Hossein Made in front of two degenerate farmers,
By a possible attracted hidden saving!
But the toothless vioque is allowed extend beyond(overflow),
And in the end(final), Daniel will get out of it simply hurt!
Two new lovers take advantage of the situation and Paul takes care of the safe,
Removing the saving and eliminating the avenue ( é ) ide Maria!
Between hooligan, no present, and it is the beautiful Paulo who will run away with the saving not for a long time, because pursued by the Police, and turning back, he will come to impale himself on petrol pumps, on hilarious glance of one DanielSaved from some waters!
This stifling door-clôs, in the Nice countryside, costs at first by its casting, with one Georges Wilson In good(well) trading, accompanied by his(her) young woman, Catherine RouvelA bitchy girl in the poisonous charm. There is to Duvivier A vision of the woman-she-devil, dévoreuse of men(people) and interested, which reaches(affects) its point culiminant in this movie, which calls back(reminds) The factor(mailman) always rings twice. Supporting roles are not forgotten, with one Lucien Raimbourg Which(Who) pulls with happiness a decerebrate farmer contrary to a Jean Sorel, irradiant of beauty, a competitor forgotten ofAlain Delon. SorelIn the 60s will turn(shoot) with the biggest, Visconti BunuelAnd will get lost in the Italian cinema of B-movie, not to say more, turning(shooting) nanards with down-market master(teacher) of the horror, Lucio Fulci !
All the salt of the history(story) turns(shoots) around MariaWild seducer, playing her charms to treat(manipulate) the men(people), lying to the one, sleeping with the other one, to arrive at its own purposes. There is to Hadley Chase And DuvivierThe pondering over a cynical world, wasted(destroyed) by the money(silver), where even the men(people) who have of the honor finish bribed, Pascal corrupting the love and the friendship, on the altar of the greed!
This extremely black movie, adaptation gallicized by an American novel, remained curiously forgotten by the cinema enthusiasts, certainly because DuvivierSymbolizing this cinema of "French-style" quality, that aborraient the "talibans" of the New Wave, was dedicated to gémonies!
Now, by the mastery of its realization, the quality of the interpreters and the intensity of the story, Gooseflesh remains, for me, one of the best macabre film of the 60s, to rediscover urgently!