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Director  Georges Lautner
Music director  Philippe Sarde
Country  France
6.9/10 IMDb

3.4/5 AlloCine

Genre  Crime, Drama, Thriller
Screenplay  Michel Audiard
Language  French
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Writer  Raf Vallet, Michel Audiard
Release date  7 December 1977 (1977-12-07)
Cast  Alain Delon (Xavier Maréchal), Stéphane Audran (Christiane), Michel Aumont (Commissaire Moreau), Klaus Kinski (Nicolas Tomski), Daniel Ceccaldi (Lucien Lacor), Jean Bouise (Commissaire Pernais)
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Death of a Corrupt Man (French: Mort d'un pourri and also known as The Twisted Detective and To Kill a Rat) is a 1977 French crime film directed by Georges Lautner and starring Alain Delon. Film is based on the novel by Raf Vallet.


Death of a Corrupt Man movie scenes


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  • Alain Delon - Xavier 'Xav' Maréchal
  • Ornella Muti - Valérie
  • Stéphane Audran - Christiane
  • Mireille Darc - Françoise
  • Maurice Ronet - Philippe Dubaye
  • Michel Aumont - Commissaire Moreau
  • Jean Bouise - Commissaire Pernais
  • Daniel Ceccaldi - Lucien Lacor
  • Julien Guiomar - Fondari
  • Klaus Kinski - Nicolas Tomski
  • François Chaumette - Lansac
  • Xavier Depraz - Marcel
  • Henri Virlojeux - Paul
  • Colette Duval - La secrétaire de Serrano
  • Carole Lange - La fille du vestiaire
  • El Kebir - Kébir
  • Gérard Hérold - Dupaire
  • Charles Moulin - Serrano
  • Roger Muni - Le monsieur volé
  • Claude Barichasse - Le laveur de carreaux
  • Émile Riandreys - L'employé de la morgue (as Henri Riandreys)
  • Musical score and soundtrack

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    The film score was composed and arranged by Philippe Sarde and features saxophonist Stan Getz fronting the London Symphony Orchestra and the soundtrack album was first released on the French Melba label.

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    Allmusic's Yuri German noted, "Film director Georges Lautner, who worked with Philippe Sarde on a dozen films, said that he was always impressed by the composer's ability to find an original musical approach to each picture. This time, Sarde, who always closely follows the editing process, suggested that they needed a strong soloist, preferably a tenor saxophone player, who would serve as a musical counterpart for the actor Alain Delon's famous good looks. Being a perfectionist, he opted for Stan Getz, one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists. Watching Getz's performance, Lautner decided to find a way to put the musician in the picture. He filmed Getz playing the opening theme, "Paris, Cinq Heures du Matin", solo, and it's the saxophonist's silhouette that appears during the credits sequence in the beginning of the film... The soundtrack turned out to be costly, but the director was pleased with the outcome. Sarde's instincts were right—Getz's saxophone gave the soundtrack a lyrical, nostalgic quality—fitting for Alain Delon's quest in the film for the sake of the past, to honor the memory of his dead friend".

    Track listing

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    All compositions by Philippe Sarde.

    1. "Paris, 5 H Du Matin" - 2:38
    2. "Souvenirs" - 2:05
    3. "Valérie" - 1:35
    4. "Les Camions" - 1:30
    5. "L'Attente" - 1:17
    6. "Getz O Mania" - 3:07
    7. "Mort d'un Pourri" - 5:30
    8. "Montparnasse" - 3:37
    9. "Cafeteria" - 1:23
    10. "Les Aveux" - 1:08
    11. "Rocquencourt" - 1:50
    12. "Tout est Tranquille" - 1:50


  • Stan Getz - tenor saxophone
  • Andy LaVerne - piano
  • Marcel Azzola - bandoneon
  • Rick Laird - bass
  • Billy Hart - drums
  • Efrain Toro - percussion
  • London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlo Savina
  • References

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