Série noire (film)

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Série noire
Poster for Serie noire 1979 motion picture directed by Alain Corneau.jpg
Film poster
Directed byAlain Corneau
Produced byMaurice Bernart
Written byAlain Corneau
Georges Perec
Jim Thompson
StarringPatrick Dewaere
Music byGérard Lenorman
CinematographyPierre-William Glenn
Edited byThierry Derocles
Release date
  • 25 April 1979 (1979-04-25)
Running time
111 minutes

Série noire is a 1979 French crime film directed by Alain Corneau. It was entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It is based on the novel A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson.


Franck Poupart is a door-to-door salesman. His wife leaves him when she finds out he got involved with an underage prostitute named Mona. Then he gets sacked and imprisoned for embezzlement. Mona bails him out and persuades him to rob her rich aunt. However, his streak of bad luck (série noire in French) continues, for his still-upset wife returns unannounced and comes across the booty.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Série noire". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 24 May 2009.

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