L’amour aux trousses (1975)

Alternate Titles
Body Games USA, Hot Acts of Love UK

Director: Jean-Marie Pallardy


Corinne Marchand- Agnès
Willeke van Ammelrooy-   Laurence
Michel Lemoine-  Francis Baumel
Jean Luisi-  Georges

Plot: A noteworthy skin flick supplier in his own right, the unmistakable Michel Lemoine headlines as Francis Baumel, profoundly troubled heir to the family fortune with his beloved brother Patrick, the latter promptly dispatched by devious sister in law Laurence (Dutch sex symbol Willeke van Ammelrooy, the director’s main squeeze at the time) after he has walked in on her adulterous fling with the elderly Paul, played by Eurociné stalwart Olivier Mathot, and threatened to expose her to her husband. Patrick’s death ruled an accident by a cavalier police commissioner (burly Georges Guéret), Francis and Laurence accept the invitation of his pretty young aunt Agnes (a rare “downmarket” credit for the respected Corinne Marchand, titular heroine of Agnès Varda’s art-house favorite CLEO DE 5 A 7) at the Corsican villa once inhabited by his ill-fated parents. Francis’s fears and obsessions are all but allayed by the prodding from both women, each of whom has her own reasons for wanting to see him dead or otherwise incapacitated…