Inspecteur Lavardin

Inspecteur Lavardin is a 1986 crime film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol. It is the sequel to his 1984 film Cop au vin.

Inspecteur Lavardin
DVD cover
Directed byClaude Chabrol
Produced byMarin Karmitz
Written byClaude Chabrol
Dominique Roulet
StarringJean Poiret
Jean-Claude Brialy
Music byMatthieu Chabrol
CinematographyJean Rabier
Edited byMonique Fardoulis
CAB Productions
Films A2
MK2 Productions
Télévision Suisse-Romande (TSR)
Release date
  • 12 March 1986 (1986-03-12)
Running time
100 min.
Box office$5.3 million[1]


The titular inspector travels to a small coastal town to investigate the puzzling death of a devout and wealthy Roman Catholic writer who is found murdered on a beach with the word pig written on his back. When Inspector Lavardin arrives to investigate, he discovers that the widow, Helene, is an old flame he hasn't seen in 20 years. In the course of his probings, Lavardin inadvertently uncovers several metaphorical skeletons in the closet.

Principal cast

Jean PoiretInspecteur Jean Lavardin
Jean-Claude BrialyClaude Alvarez
Bernadette LafontHélène Mons
Jean-Luc BideauMax Charnet
Jacques DacqmineRaoul Mons
Hermine ClairVéronique Manguin
Pierre-François DumeniaudMarcel Vigoroux


External shots were filmed in Dinard and Dinan.[2] The film was co-written by Claude Chabrol (the writer behind Cop Au Vin) and Dominique Roulet.[3]

Critical reception

From Caryn James of The New York Times:

From Fred Camper of The Chicago Reader:


The film can be found to buy on DVD on sites such as[6]


  2. "Inspecteur Lavardin". Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  3. "Inspecteur Lavardin". Rotten Tomatoes.
  4. James, Caryn (1991-12-26). "Movie Review - Inspector Lavardin - Review/Film; On Buffing and Polishing Even the Stereotypes -". Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  5. Camper, Fred. "Inspecteur Lavardin". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  6. "Inspecteur Lavardin: Jean Poiret, Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont: Movies & TV". Retrieved 2011-10-31.
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