The Judge and the Assassin

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The Judge and the Assassin ★★★½ Le Juge et L'assassin 1975

Intriguing courtroom drama. A prejudiced judge has his values challenged when he must decide if a child-killer is insane or not. The relationship that develops between the judge and the killer is the film's focus. Excellent direction by Tavernier. In French with English subtitles. 130m/C VHS . FR Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Claude Brialy, Yves Robert, Renee Faure; D: Bertrand Tavernier; W: Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost; C: Pierre William Glenn; M: Philippe Sarde. Cesar ‘77: Writing, Score.