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The Third Lover

The Third Lover

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by Rome-Paris Films, Compagnia Cinematografica Champion

Release in France : 02/05/1962

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In this psychological thriller, French journalist Mercier is sent to West Germany on assignment. He meets a seemingly-happily married couple, a German writer and his French wife. Mercier has eyes for the married woman, and his interference leads the husband to fly into a jealous rage and stab his wife.

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Full credits (16)

Assistant Director :

Francis Cognany

Producer :

Georges de Beauregard

Co-producer :

Carlo Ponti

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Claude Marchetti

Production manager :

Bruna Drigo

Assistant editor :

Monique Gaillard

Music Composer :

Pierre Jansen

Still Photographer :

Raymond Cauchetier

Dialogue Writer :

Claude Chabrol

Screenwriter :

Claude Chabrol

Director of Photography :

Jean Rabier

Camera Operator :

Alain Levent

Editor :

Jacques Gaillard

Continuity supervisors :

Aurore Chabrol, Suzon Faye

Costume designer :

Louis Féraud

Location Manager :

Jean-François Adam

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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