Web of Passion

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À double tour
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Written by Claude Chabrol
Paul Gégauff
Stanley Ellin (novel)
Starring Antonella Lualdi
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Bernadette Lafont
Madeleine Robinson
Music by Paul Misraki
Cinematography Henri Decaë
Release date
  • 1959 (1959)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office 1,446,479 admissions (France)[1]

Web of Passion (also released as Leda, original French title: À double tour) is a 1959 French suspense thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel The Key to Nicholas Street by American writer Stanley Ellin. It was Chabrol's first film in the thriller genre, which would be his genre of choice for the rest of his career. The film had a total of 1,445,587 admissions in France.[2]


Leda (Antonella Lualdi), the mistress of the wealthy Henri Marcoux is murdered and the family accuses the milkman of committing the crime. But Marcoux's daughter's fiance (Jean-Paul Belmondo) suspects that Leda may have been murdered by someone else.



Belmondo plays a character named Laszlo Kovacs, which was the alias of his character Michel Poiccard in Breathless


Madeleine Robinson won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress in 1959 for her role in this film.[3]


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