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Les Liens de Sang Details


Making a rare visit to Canada, [[Performer~P84594~Claude Chabrol~claudechabrol]] cowrote and directed the low-pressure psychological melodrama Blood Relatives (Les Liens de sang). [[Performer~P69192~Donald Sutherland~donaldsutherland]] and [[Performer~P57070~Donald Pleasence~donaldpleasence]] head the cast in this story of the aftermath of a brutal murder. The victim, a 17-year-old girl, was apparently raped before she died, leading Carella ([[Performer~P69192~Sutherland~donaldsutherland]]) to believe that she was killed by a sex maniac. Pedophile Doniac ([[Performer~P57070~Pleasence~donaldpleasence]]) tops the suspect list, but don't be too sure. The truth is much "closer to home" than anyone realizes at first. [[Performer~P40477~Lisa Langlois~lisalanglois]], who made something of a career of Canadian scare flicks, makes her screen debut in Blood Relatives; also appearing, is [[Performer~P84594~Chabrol~claudechabrol]]'s wife [[Performer~P2809~Stephane Audran~stéphaneaudran]]. Blood Relatives was based on a novel by Ed McBain (aka [[Performer~P95207~Evan Hunter~evanhunter]]), of 87th Precinct fame; the film was released in the US in 1981, three years after its completion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Donald Sutherland
as Carella
Stéphane Audran
as Mrs. Lowery
Micheline Lanctôt
as Mrs. Carella
Laurent Malet
as Andrew
Lisa Langlois
as Muriel
Aude Landry
as Patricia
Donald Pleasence
as Doniac
David Hemmings
as Armstrong
Yvonne Wilder
as Phyllis De Coco
Victor Desy
as 2nd Policeman
Howard Ryshpan
as Doctor
Floyd Levine
as Dr. Harris
Kevin Fenlon
as Smoker
Guy Hoffman
as Priest
Michael Hershewe
as Albert Tiger De Coco
Terence Labrosse
as Attorney
Walter Massey
as Mr. Lowery
Jerome Tiberghien
as Moran
John Boylan
as 3rd Policeman
Victor Knight
as Medical Examiner
Tim Henry
as Captain Marriott


Claude Chabrol
Eugene Lepicier
Denis Heroux
Evan Hunter
Book Author
Claude Chabrol
Jean Rabier
Pierre Jansen
Composer (Music Score)
Howard Blake
Composer (Music Score)
Anne Pritchard
Production Designer
Claude Leger
Associate Producer
Julian Melzack
Executive Producer
Rose Marie McSherry
Set Designer
Richard Ciupka
Camera Operator
Matthew Vibert
Production Manager