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more heads know more.. looking for a French film

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Not scene related thing again, but there could be someone who knows this.

I can't find the name of a French film I've seen a long time ago. I only know it was a detective genre, it was from 1982 (or 1981?) and the main thing - it was filmed in black&white. There was a man (men) who rode a sport bicycle. The end of the film was unexpectable, opened. It was a full duration movie (about 1:30) from the present (modern) time (1980's). I don't remeber its name :( Can't google/youtube it. Nothing.
added on the 2013-07-29 21:43:41 by aki aki
un gendarme a saint tropez ?

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added on the 2013-07-29 22:16:36 by ikam ikam
Couldn't be this one, since it was released in 1999, but it's all I could think of : "Les convoyeurs attendent". :p
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added on the 2013-07-29 23:52:04 by Korguiq Korguiq
Un gendarme a Saint-Tropez isn't it, really :) It's not b/w afaik, just the first 5 minutes :) .. and it's from 1964, not 1982 :)

Les convoyeurs attendent - not that one :(

It isn't in the list of b/w films, I checked it already. Some list of French b/w films would be better...
added on the 2013-07-30 09:28:04 by aki aki
Where/when was the last time you remember seing it? That might help in the search for it. Did you watch it in a theater, was it on TV broadcast or did you visit someone who had it on VHS/Laserdisc/DVD or something? Any information you can possibly think of (fx. how the main actor looked like, if there were one main actor or more etc) would possibly help people in trying to identify the film.
added on the 2013-07-30 09:33:13 by Punqtured Punqtured
You would be better off asking on T411.me in the forums.
added on the 2013-07-30 11:18:49 by duffman duffman
Well... can you help more by giving more details on the story?
added on the 2013-07-30 11:39:49 by rez rez
No spoilers, please. He said that this one was a detective history.
Besides, I like to watch French films from time to time.
added on the 2013-07-30 11:47:20 by ham ham
- It's French film.
- I've seen it on TV broadcast, it was probably in the first half of 90's.
- The film is from 1982 (I remember this from the end titles).
- It is black/white (that's special on it, 1982 films weren't usually b/w).
- I don't remember the plot, just that there were two men, who liked to ride the bicycle. One of them used some French car a Renault or a Citroen or something, and took his bike in it.
- It was a detective story - there was some murder in it.
- There was no Delon/Belmondo/other known actor in it.
- One of the actors (man who liked biking) was about 40-50 years old man.
- The film had surprisingly opened ending
added on the 2013-07-30 12:00:13 by aki aki
Is it a detective story or there's a detective?
Is it about crimes?
Is it more like a classic film noir?
Or it's just some drama story that happen to have some detective but still isn't a film noir?
I think it's not a film noir, because it was long like normal film, about 1h 30m.
It is about a murder, the man who likes riding a bicycle (and has the car - a station-wagon) is the murderer, as far as I rememer.
added on the 2013-07-30 12:45:05 by aki aki
this is the closest that i got: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083255/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

it's french, it's from 1981, it's got a detective, it's got two guys who ride sport bicycles, both of the guys are 40-50 years old, one of the guys is the murderer, it's got an original ending... but apparently it's not in black and white :) never seen it though.

"Jean-Louis Trintignant is an architect and joins a bicycle racing group where a detective (Claude Brasseur) is member. He uses this friendship to cover the murder of his wife. The film includes several scenes of the group’s weekly race (which also plays a part in the murderer’s alibi), and the final confrontation is done using bikes, not guns." (http://massbike.org/blog/2009/10/07/bicycle-movies/#sthash.hF5koyYj.dpuf)
added on the 2013-07-30 17:12:49 by reed reed
the movie you are looking for is That Man From Rio
with Belmondo.

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added on the 2013-07-30 17:52:27 by Forcer Forcer
@reed: That's it! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5uoLdink4)
I only thought it was b/w.. hmm maybe I've seen it much earlier on a b/w TV set. Thanks anyway! :)
added on the 2013-07-30 18:48:46 by aki aki
no problemo :)
added on the 2013-07-30 20:17:34 by reed reed
- There was no Delon/Belmondo/other known actor in it.

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