Série noire (film)

Série noire is a 1979 French crime film directed by Alain Corneau. It was entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.[2] It is based on the novel A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson.

Série noire
Film poster
Directed byAlain Corneau
Produced byMaurice Bernart
Written byAlain Corneau
Georges Perec
Jim Thompson
StarringPatrick Dewaere
Music byGérard Lenorman
CinematographyPierre-William Glenn
Edited byThierry Derocles
Release date
  • 25 April 1979 (1979-04-25)
Running time
111 minutes
Box office$5,633[1]

Franck Poupart is a door-to-door salesman. His wife leaves him when he knocks her into a bathtub filled with water after she refuses to make him dinner. Then he gets imprisoned for embezzlement. Mona, an underage prostitute he meets early in the film, bails him out and persuades him to rob her rich aunt. Poupart kills the aunt, and then murders his accomplice to frame him for the crime. However, his streak of bad luck (série noire in French) continues, for his wife returns, unannounced and pregnant, and suspects him of murder. He murders her, and then his boss robs him of his booty, leaving him alone and broke with the besotted Mona.



  1. "Serie noire (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Série noire". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
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