Free

SCREENING : The Murderer Lives at Number 21 by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

View Map

Event description

Description

TUESDAY, January 22 at 7:00 P.M.

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET, BUT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION AND PROPER ID.

Name on reservation must match ID for each attendee.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

The Murderer Lives at Number 21

by Henri-Georges Clouzot​
1942 –
France – 84 min


In French with English subtitles.

As part of the film series "Focus on Clouzot", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of Diabolique.

As part of the film series "Focus on Clouzot", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of The Murderer Lives at Number 21​.

Inspector Wenceslas "Wens" Vorobeychik is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a calling card with the name “Monsieur Durand” on his victims. It is with the help of his mistress, a struggling actress named Mila Malou, who is determined to get some publicity for herself, that the investigation is launched. Learning that the murderer is one of the eccentric tenants of a boarding house at No. 21 Avenue Junot, Wens takes a room in the guise of a Protestant minister and quickly arrests a group of suspects. However, while the suspects are in jail, there is another Durand murder.

This debut feature from Henri-Georges Clouzot, who would soon establish himself as the master of French film noir and Hitchcock's only acknowledged rival in the genre of suspense, is a blend of different genres that works thanks to brilliantly witty dialogue, excellent acting, and a superb visual aesthetic that makes the most of the atmospheric hallmarks of film noir.

Online registration is required for this screening.

Sign up online on http://frenchculture.org/newsletter to never miss an event by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington, DC.

This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved