#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier, a former Sergeant in the French military, shoots his beloved and attempts to kill himself. Having survived with two bullets in his brain, he is released from the Dole medical facility, a place of mental and physical filthiness. Then begins a five-year period of wandering on the roads of the South East of France, during which Bouvier rapes and eventually kills two dozen defenseless shepherds and farm servants of both sexes. Judge Rousseau thinks this case would help his career as a right wing politician and therefore issues warrants of arrests to find any hobo fitting the description. But if Bouvier was declared insane, the Judge’s plan may become a trap…
Plot: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and murders many teenagers over years. The judge Rousseau captures him, but to serve his ambition seeks to avoid that Bouvier is simply declared insane.
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Then came Tavernier!
And with him,the French cinema regained all that it had lost with the nouvelle vague:magnificent cinematography(I urge everybody to see this film in a movie theater),elaborate screenplays,Clouzot’s Renoir’s and Duvivier’s bite ,all that made once the French cinema great.”Le juge et l’assassin ” is his sophomore effort ,after “l’horloger de Saint- Paul”,but it was one which firmly and finally placed Tavernier among the greatest,most ambitious artists of the French cinema.
First of all,he did with Michel Galabru -who used to play in mediocre comedies – what Claude Chabrol did with Jean Yanne (“le boucher” “que la bete meure”) :this actor is playing his lifetime part,revealing a talent which one would never expect from him.
France,end of the nineteenth century;anti-Semitism is rampant :twice ,a poster appears :”La croix (the cross): a paper against the Jews as no one can”;Brialy’s character:”we all need an outlet for our bad deeds:I have chosen the Jews,because it’s safe”;Renée Faure,the judge’s good mother,serving the “mercy bouillon” to the Poor,provided that they sign a petition against captain Dreyfus .After the 1870 war,France was humiliated and the song a buck officer sings speaks volumes about the loss of Alsace and Lorraine.A world which Zola -whose books were burned- depicted ,where 2,500 children died in the coal mines… The killer killed 12 of them..
This is not a serial killer who comes out of the blue.Tavernier takes time to describe his mind :he was bitten by a rabid dog (or more like as one scene in a church tells us ,he was raped by a priest),he served in the army but was discharged,and mainly the girl he loved did not want him anymore.He tried to kill her and to take his own life but he failed twice,and in the asylum,they wrecked his brain.Although he is a killer,he is actually a political prisoner:he realized that as far his crimes were concerned ,the blame had to be put on a criminal society:in a remarkable scene ,the judge’s mother reads the reports concerning the awful crimes as if she ‘s reading the tittle-tattle of the town.The serial killer identifies himself with Jesus and Joan of Arc …
In direct contrast to hîm,we have the judge :admirably portrayed by Tavernier’s favourite actor ,Philippe Noiret,he epitomizes the bourgeoisie,the man who wants to keep the world as it is;this is a very complex opaque character:nearing 50,he stills lives with his mother,and he’s got nasty habits (see the scene when he buggers Isabelle Huppert).
There are a lot of things to say about “le juge et l’assassin”:the film successfully recreates the atmosphere of the period,not only by its hints at Dreyfus,at a country which is bent on revenge ,at a Church which feels its power slip away (the priest thundering against “school without God” ,about 10 years after Jules Ferry instituted secular education,and about 10 years before the separation of the Church and the State in France).But it even recreates it with its original songs ,which is quite a feat.We really feel we are in the time machine,and that’s the main reason why Tavernier’s movie is so precious:no one can find echoes of the seventies in France,which would have dated and marred the film.Even if the socialists appear at the end of the movie,there’s no connection with their impending coming in the eighties.
A masterpiece ,Tavernier’s best film along with “la vie et rien d’autre”.
Less about the “assassin” and more about real life judges and other rich individuals who “judge” others
A very cursory appraisal of the film would term it as a tale of a true murderer and rapist who killed, raped and sodomized over a dozen shepherd women in rural France before being captured and guillotined. The film is much more than that. The film is more about the respected, educated judges of France who sit in judgement of the evils of less privileged evil-doers, while they are more evil in their actions and scoff at the writings of Emile Zola, that strikes a chord with the average French citizens. One judge is called “Judas” by prisoner who has been tricked, another commits suicide as he reflects on his own past actions that mirror the actions of another. Religion plays a major but discrete role–free lunches for the poor and illiterate are free only if petitions that serve the rich are signed. A judge helps a sibling of an Asian he has condemned to death by ensuring the sibling becomes a Christian and serves him for the rest of his life. Anti-Jewish posters are pasted on outer church walls. Social comments include unwritten restrictions of a Frenchwoman being allowed to marry an Asian. A judge’s mother of higher classes, providing cherries in brandy to a lower-class worker but not readily approving her to be the daughter-in-law marked by a silent disapproval when she is brought home. A judge avoids visiting his girlfriend’s daughter in hospital but brings flowers for the sick person. The film is less about the “assassin” and more about real life judges and other rich individuals who “judge” the less privileged.
The film is top-notch French cinema, with notable direction and casting, a superb screenplay, good cinematography and fine performances. Tavernier and Noiret made a great team, ever since Tavernier’s debut film “The Clockworker of St Paul.” It is a pity that this work of Tavernier is rarely discussed and appreciated.
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, History
Director Bertrand Tavernier
Writer Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier, Pierre Bost
Actors Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Isabelle Huppert
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm