By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]
The Probability Factor

The Probability Factor

A Feature film by Gérard Pirès

Produced by Lira Films

Release in France : 07/04/1976

    Synopsis

    In this black comedy, Fred (Jean-Louis Trintingnant) works for an insurance company as a computer engineer. Fred is bored with enduring the trials of his shrewish wife, so, after using actuarial tables to calculate the most common means of death, he cleverly prepares the family bathroom and brings about her demise. For a while he is content with his new freedom, but then he recognizes that a friend is in a similar situation. However, he is interested in the man's wife, so with her cooperation, it is his friend who dies. After he moves in with the new widow and his other girlfriend, the two women decide that he is much too dangerous to have around, so they calculate a fitting end for him.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Lira Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Foreign production company :

    Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (PAC)

    French distribution :

    Les Films Imperia

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (15)

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Jean-Patrick Manchette, Gérard Pirès

    Author of original work :

    Walter Kempley

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Patrick Manchette, Gérard Pirès

    Sound Recordist :

    Guy Rophé

    Camera Operator :

    Bernard Noisette

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Music Composer :

    Claude Bolling

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean Nény

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean-Patrick Manchette

    Producers :

    Raymond Danon, Jean Bolvary, Roland Girard

    Director of Photography :

    Michael Seresin

    Assistant Operators :

    Philippe Welt, Jean-Pierre Aliphat

    Production managers :

    Ralph Baum, Michel Zemer

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laurence Duval-Annaud

    Costume designer :

    Christian Aujard

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Black comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1976

    French release :

    07/04/1976

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    45023

    Visa issue date :

    07/04/1976

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono