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Maigret tend un piège is a movie starring Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot, and Olivier Hussenot. A serial killer is targeting women in the seedy district of Montmartre.

Other Titles
Maigret legger en felle, Pulapka, Il commissario Maigret, Inspector Maigret, 殺人鬼に罠をかけろ, Detektiven Maigret, Maigret spant een valstrik, El comisario Maigret, Woman-Bait, To kleidi tou mystiriou, Kommissar Maigret stellt eine Falle, Maigret gillrar en fälla, Maigret csapdát állít, Maigret stellt eine Falle, Maigret virittää ansan, Megre postavlja zamku, Maigret Sets a Trap, Zehir Hafiye, Maigret zet 'n val, Assassino de Mulheres, Desafio ao Crime, Maigret Lays a Trap
Running Time
1 hours 59 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, Crime
Jean Delannoy
Rodolphe-Maurice Arlaud, Jean Delannoy, Georges Simenon, Michel Audiard, Michel Audiard
Jeanne Boitel, Olivier Hussenot, Annie Girardot, Jean Gabin
France, Italy
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A serial killer is targeting women in the seedy district of Montmartre.

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Emily Patterson

More or less a remake of Francois Ozon's highly enjoyable 1967 film 'Imitation of Life'. Very important for French film buffs. Worth the rental and a look on TV.

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Brian Sanders

After two or three viewings of this film I realized that I could not see it as a historical film, as I usually do, in which I can properly appreciate historical drama and i would like to view more than once to give it more emotional value. I would be obliged to say that at some level this film reminds me of the most typical of the historical dramas, the drama with a great acting duo who exhibit the moods of the past (Rousseau, Shakspeare, Shakespeare etc) but also an ironic sense of their own historical predecessors. I have seen this film twice, and I've not forgotten the film, because I still love this film, even after all these years. I have also noticed that there are some characters, not important in the story but very beautiful, which are finally extremely important in the end of the film, even to the place where this film could be shown as a very important historical drama (the theater). The film is divided into two parts, with a prologue, the first part showing the effects of the war on the women's mother in France, without the need to mention the name of the town where she lived, that probably contains a lot of feminine symbolism. In the prologue a woman named Isabelle (Marion Cotillard) marries a good, unimportant man called Chateau de Versailles, and the story of her birth, the reception of her child and her childhood, is presented in the second part of the film. The first part is very, very slow, and has a certain historical fiction quality to it, while the second part is absolutely beautiful. I have noticed that all the actors of this film are very good, in spite of the very difficult times of their lives. Especially Marion Cotillard's Isabelle is certainly the most brilliant of the actors in the film, and I think that the film would be better if she had also played as a mother in the film, because her performances are so convincing. Marius (Jean Reno), as the illegitimate child of Isabelle, deserves a special note, because he seems to be a very obedient, and incredibly good boy. Very well acted, very well. I like this film, and I think that it has some merits, and that is why I am recommending it to people. 9/10

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Eric Schultz

In terms of real cinema quality, the film still doesn't come close to its ambition. To say it is a good film is an understatement. It is not an uplifting story, or even a gripping one. Some of the cinema in the background is a little too chaotic and not at all stylish. Nevertheless, not everything about this film is bad. The cinematography is simply beautiful. The sound design, except for the numerous crashes, is mostly right on. This is a film that you should see if you want to see what can be accomplished with a budget. And even if you are not impressed by this film, it is quite possible to enjoy it. It isn't perfect but it is one of the best films in a long time that I have seen and probably one of the best films that you have not seen, in any medium.

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Stephen H.

Memento is one of the best movies ever made. I rate it with an A, and I've seen several dozen of them. I have seen it 4 or 5 times, and I always watch it again. It's one of the best movies I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them.

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Dylan R.

Julien Duvivier's Lumiere is a remarkable film that very few people have seen, and even fewer are familiar with. He tells the story of Louis (Jean-Francois Cluzet) who is a mentally challenged, outcast and homeless man who is forced to live in a mental institution. However, he manages to escape from there and runs to a school that is being run by a zealot who seems to have a new ideology of social reform. In a short period of time, he becomes a leader of the students and finally a Minister of Education. The only difference between him and the Ministry of Education is that Louis has a far greater use for the instruments of his intellect. A great cinema! 9/10

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Deborah Sanders

If I had to describe this movie, I would say that I think it was written to be a drama but if you put that aside it's a movie about a man on the run from the authorities. I thought the movie was very well done. It was beautifully shot and so was the acting. I think for a low budget movie it did a great job. This is a great movie to rent.

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Kyle F.

A striking feature of this film is the fact that it involves "politics" as a matter of routine, yet that the usual systems of law and order are present in a reasonable manner. Its dialogues in French are remarkably similar to those of "Seven" but without the overly demonstrative and politicized quality. The first one is a very superior film in that regard, and another one is not so much. "Probleme" is more about tradition and about sympathy than about "deep" or "profound" subject matter. It is a pleasant film that is watchable and containing some truly interesting perspectives. It is truly a pity that so much time must be spent in developing the human elements and the group dynamics, instead of creating an essentially greater film. Nevertheless, it is the "puzzle" at the end that is most intriguing, and there is a very powerful final scene.

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Since I have to admit I loved this movie, but I just had to tell the other person, maybe she'll get the point. The reason why I recommend this movie is because the three main actors are well known actors, all of them have become "auteurs" of French cinema. This movie is no exception. The atmosphere is low, there is some cliches, but I think it does not matter, it's just a movie that you just have to sit in your seat and do. Philippe Nahon has directed a very intelligent and realistic movie about class conflict and revenge. The protagonists all belong to the "most honourable profession", we see they are not good soldiers, but tough guys who have the personal conviction to use their skills and skills and know how to deal with difficult situations. In the end, all of them are revenge oriented, just like they see it. They wanted their revenge for the losses they had in the last war. This is a movie you just have to watch. It is about being proud and able to use your skills, in order to protect the lives of your friends and family, but there are times when you have to put things first. But at the same time, it's about being able to forgive. Philippe Nahon is a very good director, his movies are very interesting and he shows us how it really feels to be a loser.

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Matthew Curtis

For me this is one of the best films that I have seen. All the themes and events from the book are incorporated into the film. For me this is the perfect metaphor for the English Language. I highly recommend this film.

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From the French title of this film, one might expect a straightforward revenge story in which the main characters are cast out of a refugee camp and forced to work as prostitutes. For such an explanation, I would agree. However, this is a "tell the story" film with several great points: 1. The acting is first rate. 2. The main cast is solid as a rock and manage to keep the viewer's attention throughout. 3. The cinematography and editing are top notch. It might not be "improvised" but these elements provide a level of credibility that keeps the movie from becoming predictable. 4. The plot is very well thought out and therefore the characters will retain their integrity. The cinematography is also very good. The problem is that the script isn't as tight as I had hoped. This could have been a movie that was great but it isn't. There are many great elements to this movie that can be analyzed and dissected to discover any flaws. However, these flaws are irrelevant to the main point of this film. It is a good story, with a great cast, an important point to a troubled period of French history and is worth a look. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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Tiffany Wagner

If you have an open mind, you will not be disappointed. This is a fine movie that begs to be remade in a more respectful fashion (or in the past cinematic terms, at least). The main characters are in their twenties and the same age as Daniel Auteuil and Marlon Brando, so who better to portray them than two of the most successful (and best) actors in the world today. But let us not forget the great French actor Mireille Fanuere, who has two of the most powerful and enchanting performances in the history of cinema. Everyone else is great too, with more of a supporting role than in the original film. I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes "real life", "real life in the movies", "real life with the movies" and/or "real life."

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This is a very ambitious film, but it does not live up to the expectations one might have had before. The entire plot revolves around an aspiring pianist, Julien, who is forced to hide her identity by the other pianist, Louis (Heath), who is also learning to play. Julien feels very unloved by Louis, who wants to make her more of a total sex object and want to teach her to see herself as a woman. Julien later starts to really enjoy a relationship with Louis, and is totally unaware of the other world he is living in. This world consists of a woman who likes men and a man who likes women. Julien has an affair with another woman, who is a complete pervert, with whom she is sleeping with many times, and she even goes to court to escape from her secret life. And, after living with a man and only sex and a relationship, she returns to her secret world of perversion, where her new man is sleeping with her daily. This kind of film would be very interesting to watch if you're a big fan of films about sexual traumas. But, unfortunately, this film is much more interesting when you watch it for the story itself. It's quite a disturbing film, but not for the reason one might think. There are also two scenes in the film that are very sad. One of them is a scene where Julien sleeps with her teacher's girlfriend. She is alone and alone, and she comes out in front of a camera and a husband who is watching. The husband is also alone, he has a girlfriend, and she is sleeping with him. She starts to masturbate with her hands, while the teacher's lover watches her. The director, Jean-Pierre Melville, has told the story of a life that is completely alien to us. It is also a sad story, the fact that it is based on a true story. It is a story about a young woman who has nothing but sex and cannot have a relationship with a man. And, it is also a story about a woman who has a boyfriend, but has no friend. She is the perfect example of a woman who has everything, but has no friends.

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Charles Silva

Those who question the hypocrisy of the overly moralistic society will likely find much to admire in this film. This film is not a beautiful depiction of Paris in all its glory and glamour, nor a political statement on the death penalty or immigration. No, it is a powerful and powerful film, about the very human nature of money and the desire to own it. Margo has always been an outspoken character, and this is no exception. She is not a character with altruistic intentions, but an incredibly driven and ambitious woman. This film is one of my favorites, it's one that hits all the right notes and one that will stay with you long after viewing. This is one of those films that you can watch over and over again and not be bored. It is not for everyone, and those who are not those who are easily moved by films like this, like myself, will not find much to appreciate.

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Wayne G.

This film is one of my favorites, a real thoughtful film with very well thought out characters, stories, and a great acting performance from everyone involved. There was an impact to this movie that isn't found in a lot of the mainstream movies coming out today. The movie starts off with a boy who just lost his father to a robbery. It then jumps back and forth in time to what was on the boy's mind during that time, the older boy himself, and how it impacted his life. With that feeling of realism, the movie went on to tell his father about it, and the story is told with the most natural way possible, not making it pretentious and not screwing up the story in any way. The whole movie had the feel of a documentary, but the director of the film was one that, even at that time, knew how to tell a good story with a realistic feel and make the story come alive in a way that made it seem more real. This movie had a sense of film school quality that it really deserves, and it should be looked at more highly. Yes, there is a movie from the 90's about a different man, but it's completely different and nothing like this movie. This is the real deal, and I believe it deserves more recognition. Even though I am a huge fan of Robert De Niro, I can't remember him in a major role, but even he was perfect in this movie. Of course, people say that he was the only one to do the crime, and I have to admit that he was the one who directed it, but he still should be considered the best, and deserves a nomination for his work. I am so glad to see an actor who is willing to be the protagonist in a film, and we will be seeing him in a lot more. How great is the rest of the cast? Frances McDormand does a great job in this movie, giving a great performance in a difficult role. Alan Arkin and Douglas Booth were great, and they were both very hard to keep straight. I am really glad that this movie has gotten so much attention, but I don't want it to get in the way of the real story. I can't even begin to imagine what this man went through, and I just feel that no matter what I see or hear about this, it's still getting a little to much attention. That's just my opinion, and I don't care if other people agree with me on that, I still want the movie to get recognized. What do you think? Would you like this movie to get the recognition it deserves? How do you feel about the different parts of this movie? Have you watched this before? What did you think of it?

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Jessica J.

I saw this movie at Sundance and it was just wonderful. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. It's a great ensemble piece, you feel like you know the characters and the plot of the story. There is no Hollywood-star or great director - the whole movie feels true to life. The cast is amazing - it has a great ensemble, and they really pull it off. The feeling of the movie is very intimate, with very little dialog and only a few one-liners. It is the first feature film I have seen by director Antoine Fuqua. I am very excited to see what he does next. I am also looking forward to see what Dafoe has in store for us.

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I know this film has been condemned as far as critics are concerned. From what I've read and hear people are saying its "boring" and "too depressing" and that it "doesn't have any flavor" and everything else, some nonsense. Which begs the question.WHY? WHY do people say this? Why do people call this "boring" and "sad"? If you look at it from a literal standpoint it's not really that bad. Sure, there's lots of dialogue that sounds too too bad but to me that's the point. We have a lot of people saying these things about this film but to me it's a very enjoyable film. I can see that some of the people who dislike the film say that its not funny and depressing but in my eyes that's not really accurate either. Because this film is such a sensitive and emotional film, it makes it funny and depressing but I feel the same way about The Player. And for that, I give it a 9. And while I'm at it, the previous reviewer's comparison to Vertigo, while I agree that movie has good visuals, I feel it's similar in spirit. If I were to compare this film to Vertigo I would be telling them that despite what people say about the films merits I find both films to be so good in so many other areas.

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Kathy Fowler

Here's a sentence that a lot of people will believe as being true, when really, it's more like a broken promise. For the first 40 minutes of Isabelle's life, we follow her life from the moment she is taken from the orphanage into the big city of Montreal. First we see her pass as a little girl until she turns 18. She enters the new job she is going to, and takes the part, and uses it to hook up with an older guy who's not on her side in life. He follows her into the red light district, and in the process of introducing himself to her, also starts "using" her, which upsets her. When she talks to a music critic who is not on her side, she chooses her job, and tells her job, and then dumps her with the implication that she doesn't want to work with him. Then, she works in a restaurant. One day she catches the attention of a man at work, and this creates the series of events that leads to her divorce and the end of the film. The idea is that Isabelle is not really interested in the world that surrounds her, and doesn't know that there are people around her who have feelings, just a mood. She believes that all men are rough and mean, and that she should keep to herself and to herself. She's from a big family, and she still doesn't feel complete. She's the only one left, and the one who's left. She knows that she's messed up, and that she's not good for anyone, but she can't help herself. We can tell that the writer here doesn't want to put a huge focus on Isabelle's upbringing, but leaves it to the audience to get that. He wants to see a part of Isabelle's life that is just her, in her own way. It's not a woman's story, it's a story about a woman. She doesn't believe in life, and this is why she is filled with fear and even fear for her own life. We get a really good characterization on her, and it's not an easy one. Her father died when she was young, and she lives alone, with her mother. She seems to hate her mother, she's fiercely protective of her, and it's very clear that she is the primary motivation behind Isabelle's actions in life. The mother is an example of how a mother can be. She works, she wants to be respected, but isn't really. Her fear is reflected in her and she makes her daughter worry. Even when she's not around, Isabelle doesn't like to be alone, and she doesn't believe in life. She's afraid that she's just another woman, and as much as she's not happy, she doesn't want to be the one who broke her father's heart. This is the role of motherhood in the film, and it's an important one. It's a role that no woman wants. If you have kids and you're a single mother, or your ex-husband can't have kids, it's easy to understand what it's like to deal with this, and how much time is spent living a lie. There are two things I really like about Isabelle. The first is that the movie is not perfect. The script isn't great, the characters are weak, and the editing is kind of rough, but the performances are top-notch. All of the main players are great. Marcell Joly is terrific as Isabelle. The opening shot is funny and gives you a feeling of something dark about the character, and that's where the tone of the film comes from. It's like a dark comedy, which is actually a very good thing. Marcell Joly is perfect as the lost child who wants to be a woman, and wants to be accepted as one. "Les Chinois est une Incubus" (The Chained Woman) is a very dark and bleak film that is intense and depressing, but is still very funny. I think that I've seen two of the best films of 2002, and "Les Chinois" has to be one of them. There are some more good things about the film. The final scene is fantastic, and so is the ending, in a good way. This is a film that you don't need to be into movies to enjoy, and one that you could be just as into in the cinema

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Thomas Rogers

After Jean-Pierre Jeunet's brilliant final cut, this film is left as a spectacular mess. Jeunet tries to give it all for the fans of Hitchcock: narrative, stylistic choices, intellectual questions, and a clash of sensibilities. But this mix is neither Hitchcock's nor Jeunet's. The film suffers from a dissonance between the two directors. Jeunet's can clearly see that Hitchcock's film has a certain spirit and atmosphere that he can enjoy, while the complete lack of emotionality from this movie is lost. In addition, the issue of one-dimensional characters is fully present. I've been telling everyone I know that there is no such thing as an anti-hero. There are so many of them. It's the reason why the human condition remains as complicated as it is, for the same reason that there is no such thing as a good guy, bad guy, or even an "enemy". I don't understand what was so wrong with this movie that it was placed in such a sorry category. I don't have any opinion on the technical side, although it's surprising that someone who wrote the script was even willing to turn into a director. Overall, this movie is too messy to be a film. If you like one-dimensional characters, you will not be impressed by this movie.

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Robert S.

This is a film that not only tells the story of a police detective on the brink of retirement, but also tells the story of a mafia family, who are responsible for many murders. This is told in an incredibly realistic way. We follow detective Macauly in the last years of his career and we meet his wife and children. These are the people who are involved in the crimes. The police department is made up of a series of detectives who are part of a big organisation. We learn how they are involved in this organisation, that is why they are chosen to be policemen. Once a year, one of their colleagues are put into retirement and assigned to a criminal investigation. That is how it works. This is quite powerful story. It is as if the director has told us how the mafia works. We meet the characters, the officers, and we also learn about the job of policemen. We learn about corruption, the role of police in the underworld, the mind of a mafia boss and their unbelievable intelligence. It is very very well directed. One of the best films of all time.

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Maria G.

There's a lot of Hollywood junk going around about how the French cinema is going down the drain with their new crop of directors (Chet Hutton, Guy Maddin, etc). It is true, they are all highly touted, but it is the French who really make cinema what it is. If they leave it alone, it's a whole different story. This film is the French answer to "the Walk". Why not call it "The Drive". It is so well paced, suspenseful, and beautifully filmed. The acting is first rate, with Julia Leclerc playing the part of a frustrated, insecure woman who is only too aware of the emptiness in her life. It is such a pleasure to watch her lean, and un-embarrassed. When you hear the name and see the gorgeous scenery, you know that the real French goddess, Milla Jovovich, is showing up on the screen. It is a shame that she does not get more time to do films like this, like "Romeo & Juliet", and "Woman in the Dunes". Maybe that's because she has an equally beautiful son. If that's the case, I'm glad he is watching it with his mother. I would recommend this film to anyone who is not squeamish or easily frightened.

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Zachary J.

I am a great fan of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I read his first book, a novel of the 1980's about American urban youth. It was great! I loved his movies; Tristesse: In the Court of the King, En Âne, Black Diamond, La lengua de Mais Blanche (I saw those movies before this one). Anyway, this is a really great movie. The cinematography is awesome; it is like an ancient cinema. It was shot by Jean-Pierre on the big screen. The time frame of the movie is strange: it is done in a documentary style: that means the story tells from first person. I am not sure if that was intentional but it worked. The dialogs were perfect and I like the way they bring together the story and the other characters. You can really see the pain of the main characters. The best part of the movie: the performances of Marion Cotillard and Julie Delpy. They are the best actress and they give us an image of their characters. To conclude, it is not like a Jean-Pierre Jeunet movie, it is a really great movie. I loved it. A must see!

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Brandon Flores

I'm just a little late in mentioning this film since it was, like a few of the other reviewers, mentioned in great detail here on IMDb as part of the post-Oscar-2012 slate. But I was just glad to see it pop up again in the form of a new DVD. Many of the other reviewers in this thread were recommending this film to me (including me, when I was doing my research for this piece - I have to say I'm a little biased since I know Philippe Rousselot from quite a few of his films). I can see why some of the other reviewers are recommending this movie, although they all seem to have their own points of view about what the film's real significance is (and I think the same thing could be said for all of the other reviewers in the other threads in the thread!). Now I'll try to keep this simple: There's lots of stuff to like in this film - the performances are solid, and the director has made a nice effort to make some aspects of the story more meaningful, while at the same time keeping the violence (which is just a color of the film) at an appropriate level, without being an outright gratuitous detail of the film. There is also a nice balance of comedy and drama to the film, in which the latter is, somewhat, the main focus of attention. On the other hand, the script is (as the name of the film suggests) mostly one big love story between two characters. The story is the life of an aging French art teacher and his ex-student, and there is, as always, a hint of a subtle political message behind all the scenes: the French government's role in, and influence over, the students' lives. A film that is always better if you've watched it two or three times, and which would also make a nice addition to a DVD collection: it's worth the time to watch it at least once, and if you see one of your friends making a great joke about it at a party, show him/her this film. (There is even a scene in this film, when one of the students doesn't speak to Philippe Rousselot after she's seen him in the bedroom.)

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Margaret H.

I went to see "Les Miserables" on the first night of its release, having not read the novel since I was in high school. I wasn't familiar with the way the story was told in this movie, and I was looking forward to it. But I left the movie theater stunned. I felt the story, the tension, the language, the art, the emotions of the characters, and the whole story. I sat next to a person who had read the novel a few times, and she asked what I thought of it. She said she thought it was wonderful. I said that I had seen it, and I had enjoyed it. I felt the movie was a masterpiece. But I told her, that I would be happy to show the movie to a friend of mine who hadn't seen it. I watched it with her, and I will be happy to let them know what I felt and thought about it.