Agent Trouble (1987)

JEAN-PIERRE MOCKY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

France, 1987.  AFC, Koala Films, Canal+, Soficas Investimages, France 3 Cinéma.  Adaptation and dialogue by Jean-Pierre Mocky, based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by Jean-Pierre Mocky, .  

A hitchhiker travelling through the snowy regions of northern France comes across a tour bus packed with tourists who all turn out to be dead. He comes back to Paris and tells his museum librarian aunt (Catherine Deneuve, hilarious in curly red wig and glasses) before being brutally murdered. Convinced his officially accidental death following what he told her in secrecy was no coincidence, Deneuve travels to the scene of the crime and investigates the matter further. This delightful suspense-comedy doesn’t enjoy itself enough, particularly in the climax, but it moves at a bubbly pace and is blessed with a wonderfully spry performance by Deneuve and a host of colourful supporting characters.

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