Poulet au vinaigre (1985)

Director
Claude Chabrol

Main cast
Jean Poiret; Stéphane Audran; Michel Bouquet; Lucas Belvaux; Jean Topart

Genres
Mystery, Crime, Romance, Comedy

Description
Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.


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