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Les Liens de Sang Details

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Making a rare visit to Canada, Claude Chabrol cowrote and directed the low-pressure psychological melodrama Blood Relatives (Les Liens de sang). Donald Sutherland and Donald Pleasence 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 (Sutherland) to believe that she was killed by a sex maniac. Pedophile Doniac (Pleasence) tops the suspect list, but don't be too sure. The truth is much "closer to home" than anyone realizes at first. Lisa Langlois, who made something of a career of Canadian scare flicks, makes her screen debut in Blood Relatives; also appearing, is Chabrol's wife Stephane Audran. Blood Relatives was based on a novel by Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter), of 87th Precinct fame; the film was released in the US in 1981, three years after its completion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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
John Boylan
as 3rd Policeman
Terence Labrosse
as Attorney
Tim Henry
as Captain Marriott
Floyd Levine
as Dr. Harris
Guy Hoffman
as Priest
Victor Desy
as 2nd Policeman
Victor Knight
as Medical Examiner
Walter Massey
as Mr. Lowery
Yvonne Wilder
as Phyllis De Coco
Michael Hershewe
as Albert Tiger De Coco
Howard Ryshpan
as Doctor
Jerome Tiberghien
as Moran
Kevin Fenlon
as Smoker

Crew

Claude Chabrol
Director
Denis Heroux
Producer
Eugene Lepicier
Producer
Evan Hunter
Book Author
Claude Chabrol
Screenwriter
Jean Rabier
Cinematographer
Howard Blake
Composer (Music Score)
Pierre Jansen
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
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