Fantômas (1980)

Cast: Helmut Berger, Jacques Dufilho, Pierre Malet

Fantômas is a fictional character created by French writers Marcel Allain (1885–1969) and Pierre Souvestre (1874–1914).It is the most popular character in the history of French crime fiction, Fantômas was created in 1911. Fantômas was created a few years after Arsène Lupin an other thief. Fantômas is a sociopath who enjoy killing in a sadistic fashion. He is ruthless, has no mercy, and is loyal to no one. He is the master of disguise. Fantômas has some weird killing technique giant snake, plaque infested rats, even a room that fill of sand. His background no one knows.

The mini-series is created by Claude Chabrol yes the director and Juan Luis Buñuel. Who would have thought to do a character like that especially one who kills. The series is brilliant, gorgeous setting, design and scenery.The actors stand out here and the chemistry is there. In the supporting role Dufilho has done an outstanding job here. The tempo is rather slow yet suspenseful, spectacular and well told. Fantômas evades the police and gets into disguise where no one can find him and know that is him. There 4 episode of one hour and one half long. I don’t know how to tell you this the picture are beautiful and so is the light it has a vintage look about it come to think of it. It takes a little time to get use to it. It is a little charming crime story à la French and an unusual characters who love to kill. Give it a try you might like it. Also I am checking for the movies that came out with it. I think I don’t know what year yet that they plan to make an other movie of Fantômas I will say sometime in 2015 – 2016 I think. Can’t wait for this one.

Fantômas (1980)


Fantômas (1980)


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