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Law Breakers (1971)

Les assassins de l'ordre (original title)
A judge investigating police corruption finds that the deeper he digs, the more roadblocks he finds.


Marcel Carné
1 nomination. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Brel ... Le juge d'instruction Bernard Level
Catherine Rouvel Catherine Rouvel ... Danièle Lebegue
Paola Pitagora ... Laura
Roland Lesaffre ... Saugeat
Boby Lapointe Boby Lapointe ... Louis Casso
Jean-Roger Caussimon ... Le commissaire Lagache
Henri Nassiet Henri Nassiet ... Le président du tribunal (as Henry Nassiet)
Harry-Max ... Moulard (as Harry Max)
Pierre Maguelon ... Le gardien
Luc Ponette Luc Ponette ... Me Rivette
Marius Laurey Marius Laurey ... Véricel
Lucien Barjon Lucien Barjon ... Mauvoisins
Alain Nobis Alain Nobis ... Le président
Françoise Giret Françoise Giret ... Geneviève Saugeat
François Cadet François Cadet ... Rabut
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16 April 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Among the poor Carné's production of the sixties / seventies,"Les Assassins de l'Ordre" is certainly the most watchable.A story of a judge (Brel) investigating Police corruption ,it looks like an André Cayatte work .Like in the latter's contemporary effort ("Mourir d' Aimer" ) you can feel the May 68 zeitgeist all through the movie.It badly dates the work ,and the students demonstrations were already cinema clichés.Carné's directing is sometimes ponderous but the actors survive :Jacques Brel ,Michael Lonsdale,Catherine Rouvel and Charles Denner are all excellent.

Note:Didier Haudepin,who plays the judge's son, was once the marvelous Alexandre in Jean Delannoy's overlooked "Les Amitiés Particulières" (1964).

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7 May 1971 (France) See more »

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