Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
In the little plastic bag of stories that cinema loves to repackage, law enforcement tales are among the most-gnawed.(Its French title is "Our Father who art in Heaven," with "Pere" (Father) written Paire (pair)).Returning to his meal, Mons utters a sneering "Blasphemy!" As the village gendarmerie has little experience solving murders, the eponymous Inspecteur Jean Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is called in. Arriving at the deceased's home, he is surprised to find that Mons' widow Helene is an old flame of his. In another type of law-enforcement story, an investigating officer who shares a sexual history with an aggrieved widow might find reason to withdraw from the case. Another is that so few members of Mons' family appear to be grieving his death.Over supper one evening, the inspector inquires into Helene's complex marriage history.Curiously Uncle Claude's wife, Jeanne, was sailing with Manguin that day, so both Mons' future wife and brother-in-law were widowed simultaneously.While Helene mourns, Claude is jovial about his loss, observing that since Jeanne died, he's emerged from the closet as "the gay widower".
A ‘Retrospective’ that looks forward
The bleak beauty of dying Fogo
BIFF 2015 returns to Beirut
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE