This Man Must Die

This Man Must Die (1969)

The House of Hatred and Revenge

  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date: 1969-09-04
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 135 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Les Films La Boétie
  • Production Country: France, Italy
  • Director: Claude Chabrol
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From 135 Ratings


When his young son is killed in a hit and run accident, Charles Thenier resolves to hunt down and murder the killer. By chance, Thenier makes the acquaintance of an actress, Helène Lanson, who was in the car at the time of the accident. He then meets Helène’s brother-in-law, Paul Decourt, a truly horrible individual.

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  • Michel Duchaussoy

    as Charles Thenier
  • Caroline Cellier

    as Helene Lanson
  • Jean Yanne

    as Paul Decourt
  • Marc Di Napoli

    as Philippe Decourt
  • Anouk Ferjac

    as Jeanne Decourt
  • Louise Chevalier

    as Madame Levenes
  • Guy Marly

    as Jacques Ferrand
  • Lorraine Rainer

    as Anna Ferrand
  • Stéphane Di Napoli

    as Michel Thenier
  • Dominique Zardi

    as Le premier inspecteur
  • Raymone

    as La mère de Paul
  • Michel Charrel

    as Le ferrailleur
  • Bernard Papineau

    as Le policier
  • Jacques Masson

    as Le fils du paysan
  • Maurice Pialat

    as Inspecteur Constant
  • Jean-Louis Maury

    as Le paysan
Editing Jacques Gaillard Editor
Production André Génovès Producer
Sound Pierre Jansen Original Music Composer
Art Guy Littaye Production Design
Writing Claude Chabrol Screenplay
Writing Paul Gégauff Screenplay
Camera Jean Rabier Director of Photography
Writing Nicholas Blake Novel
Directing Claude Chabrol Director
Production Georges Casati Production Manager
Production Patrick Delauneux Unit Manager
Sound Alex Pront Sound Mixer
Camera Paul Bonis First Assistant Camera
Directing Michel Dupuy Assistant Director
Camera Roger Robert Grip
Costume & Make-Up Louis Bonnemaison Makeup Artist
Directing Jacques Fansten Assistant Director
Sound Guy Chichignoud Sound Engineer
Editing Catherine Bernard Assistant Editor
Production Alain Belmondo Unit Manager
Camera Claude Zidi Camera Operator
Sound Louis Devaivre Foley
Sound Monique Fardoulis Sound Editor
Sound Dominique Zardi Music