Leda (À double tour) (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Leda (À double tour) (1999)





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New Wave director Claude Chabrol employs an aloof perspective in this tale of murder and a dysfunctional family. The paterfamilias Henri Marcoux (Jacques Dacqmine) is having a fling with the neighbor woman Leda (Antonella Lualdi). When she turns up murdered, police suspect the milkman, a friend of the Marcoux's sultry maid Julie. But Laszlo (Jean-Paul Belmondo) the non-conformist Hungarian boyfriend of Henri's daughter Elisabeth (Jeanne Valerie) thinks not. Was the killer Henri's unbalanced son Richard? His wife Therese (Madeleine Robinson) is a regular harridan; is she guilty? Robinson won the "Best Actress" award at the 1959 Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of Therese. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Madeleine Robinson
as Therese Marcoux
Antonella Lualdi
as Leda Mortoni
Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Laszlo Kovacs
Jacques Dacqmine
as Henri Marcoux
Valerie Jean Faris
as Elizabeth Marcoux
Laszlo Szabo
as The Hungarian
Mario David
as Roger the Milkman
Andre Jocelyn
as Richard Marcoux
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Critic Reviews for Leda (À double tour)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

...a burst of rage against family propriety, a riotous basket of references to other movies, and a virtuosic display of giddily extravagant style.

April 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Chabrol was a hedonist who made no bones about how much he relished food and sex, usually in that order.

August 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Claude Chabrol's dissection of the living-dead bourgeoisie

October 10, 2009 | Full Review…

An early sample of a French New Wave "whodunit" from Claude Chabrol.

February 2, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Leda (À double tour)


Not the most accomplished Claude Chabrol film, but as an early effort it's pretty good. Chabrol's first film in colour, plus his first look at the bourgeoisie and first venture into the psychological thriller genre which he would later become known for. Adding to this list of firsts is Jean-Paul Belmondo's major screen debut. Probably more of interest to Chabrol fans rather than your average viewer.

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