Ten Days Wonder

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Ten Days Wonder ★★½ La Decade Prodigieuse 1972 (PG)

Mystery/drama focuses on the patriarch of a wealthy family (Welles), his young wife, and his adopted son (Perkins), who is having an affair with his stepmother. It also turns out that Perkins is certifiable and is trying to break all of the Ten Commandments, which he succeeds in doing before killing himself (gruesomely). Based on the mystery novel by Ellery Queen. 101m/C VHS, DVD . FR Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Marlene Jobert, Michel Piccoli, Guido Alberti; D: Claude Chabrol.