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51 Ratings

Death in a French Garden

Péril en la demeure

Directed by Michel Deville
France, 1985
Thriller, Crime


Michel Deville’s thriller about a guitar teacher who has an affair with the mother of one of his pupils and then also becomes involved with a professional killer who has a contract to murder the pupil’s father.

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Death in a French Garden Directed by Michel Deville

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

1986 | 2 wins including: Best Director

1986 | 6 nominations including: Best Film

Critics reviews

Péril describes a world where no one says what they mean and their motivations remain tantalisingly opaque. While this could be an irritant for some viewers, it provides the material for a rather brilliant thriller, one largely based on the power of eroticism.
March 04, 2016

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