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Delightfully pitch-black comedy from French satirist Sacha Guitry, who is something of a new discovery for me. Michel Simon plays the woefully unhappy Broconnier who plots to murder his wife by visiting the greatest barrister in the land and confessing to the crime before he has committed it. He then proceeds to carry it out exactly as the barrister explains he can best defend him. Suffice to say things do not go according to plan. A wonderful looking release from Masters of Cinema and a delightful discovery.

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