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The Infernal Trio

The Infernal Trio

A Feature film by Francis Girod

Produced by Lira Films, Belstar Productions, Films 66

Release in France : 22/05/1974

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Actors (15)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Lira Films, Belstar Productions, Films 66

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

Foreign production companies :

Oceania Produzione Internazionale, TIT Filmproduktion

French distribution :

Fox France

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Marseilles, 1919. Georges Sarret is a distinguished and respected lawyer, recently honoured for his services in the First World War. He takes as his lover Philomène Schmidt, a young German woman, who has just lost her job and home. To enable Philomène to remain in France, Georges finds her a husband - who dies conveniently of natural causes a month after the wedding. Georges repeats the trick with Philomène's sister, Catherine - marrying her off to an old man who dies suddenly so that the scheming trio can profit from his life insurance. When an accomplice in the scheme, Marcel Chambon, threatens to blackmail them, Georges and his two lovers have no option but to kill him and his mistress. Having dissolved the bodies in sulphuric acid, Georges hires another man to pose as Chambon so that he can secure his assets. Flush with the success of this venture, Georges proposes his most ambitious scam: he will insure Catherine's life with five separate insurance companies; a young orphan woman who is dying from tuberculosis will provide Catherine's death certificate when the moment comes. Unfortunately, the scheme does not go quite as planned...

Full credits (18)

Executive Producers :

Raymond Danon, Jacques Dorfmann

Dialogue Writers :

Jacques Rouffio, Francis Girod

Producer :

Michel Piccoli

Foreign producers :

Wolfdieter Von Stein, Ennio Nobili

Sound Recordist :

Bernard Bats

Production managers :

Ralph Baum, Jean-Marc Isy

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composer :

Ennio Morricone

Still Photographer :

Georges Pierre

Assistant Director :

Jean-Patrick Lebel

Author of original work :

Solange Fasquelle

Screenwriters :

Francis Girod, Jacques Rouffio

Director of Photography :

Andréas Winding

Camera Operator :

Jean Harnois

Editor :

Claude Barrois

Production Designers :

Philippe Turlure, Jean-Jacques Caziot

Costume designer :

Jacques Fonteray

Location manager :

Ilya Claisse

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Feature film

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France, Italy, Germany

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Majority French (France, Italy, Germany)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1974

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1974)


Out of Competition