Chance and Violence

1974

Drama

153
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 177

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Katharine Ross as Docteur Constance Weber
Yves Montand as Jean Larréa
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83 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by searchanddestroy-1 8 / 10 / 10

History of violence

What a weird film, especially from Philippe Labro, a former journalist, great friend of late Jean Pierre Melville whom he saw dying under his eyes in a Paris restaurant, in August 1973. Labro was very under Melville influence and, as him, under the American film industry style too; see his other features. But back to this very one, he changes drastically of style, and after all why not? I would have never guessed it was from him if I had watched it without knowing the director's name in the first place. I am not surprised that so few people like this film. Some scenes, with the karate mad dude seems inspired by Jacques Tati's style; watch out the bakery sequence, but not the violence scene related to it of course. Tati was everything but not violence demonstration oriented. Don't try too hard to understand this film whilst watching it, just enjoy and think about it afterwards. I think that's the best thing to do. It is definitely worth.

Reviewed by Bunuel1976 3 / 10 / 10

CHANCE AND VIOLENCE (Philippe Labro, 1974) **1/2

I had never heard of this film before but it turned out to be quite a strange little item, interesting and stylishly handled (with the disorientating editing and the score by Michel Colombier particularly notable). Still, its point - other than being a denunciation of gratuitous violence, offset by a complex romance (Yves Montand and Katharine Ross make a nice couple here, even if their characters are pretty much left deliberately in the dark!) - is obscure, resulting in a generally pretentious film also taking in the justice system (Montand had been wrongfully imprisoned during the war and now, on revisiting his old cell, provides the current inmate with a means to escape!). The most memorable thing about it, though, is the almost surreal presence of a karate-happy hooligan who, first, fells Montand in the lavatory of a hotel and, then, demolishes a confectionery owned by a pair of elderly female twins(!)...though he gets his just desserts soon after this hilarious episode.

Reviewed by Bernice 3 / 10 / 10

Strange, not much happens

I've only seen this in a dubbed (and possibly cut) version on a second-rate UHF station, so maybe I missed the good stuff. I watched it because I'm an Yves Montand fan and he's hard to find on TV. My teenage son watched it with me and we wound up calling it "The Beach Chair Movie" because it's set at the beach (maybe some rundown part of the Riviera in the off season?) and there are 3 or 4 scenes in which various people are kicking or throwing beach chairs around. I don't know what they had against those chairs. Not much else happened. I don't know what Katharine Ross was doing there. It was fun to get another look at Yves, though.

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