Tendre poulet (1977) AKA Dear Inspector


A chance meeting reunites Lise and Antoine, ex-lovers who had a brief fling 20 years before. Humbled by Antoine’s lofty position as a university professor, Lise is reluctant to admit that she’s a lowly police inspector. But, when a high-profile case involving a potential serial killer of politicians is assigned to Lise, she’s forced to admit what she does for a living. Together, the old flames race against the clock to stop the murderer.

Director: Philippe de Broca. AKA Dear Inspector
Stars: Annie Girardot, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Alric, Hubert Deschamps, Paulette Dubost, Roger Dumas, Raymond Gérôme, Guy Marchand, Simone Renant, Georges Wilson, Monique Tarbès, Henri Czarniak, Maurice Illouz, Georges Riquier, David Gabison.


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  1. December 8, 2019

    Always so good to watch a movie like that.
    I’m french and it warms my heart to hear this kind of beautiful, light but intellectual jokes and dialogues <3…

    MERCI pour ce film !

  2. Jarvis
    December 16, 2019

    What a treat! A delightful film! Thank you, Jon!

  3. Anne
    March 19, 2020

    I remember this from when it came out and am delighted to watch it again, thank you!

  4. Cay
    July 25, 2021

    This was such a gem. The inspector is a petite, modest superwoman who does everything in heels – she’s almost too good for the professor. The cops flock after her, their trenchcoats flapping like wings. It was swift and exciting – the crowd scenes were handled so gracefully. Plus, we had some of the most creative driving I’ve ever seen. I expecially loved the chase scene, where the getaway car driver can’t get it out of second gear, and a phalanx of cops are puttering slowly after. Thanks for this!

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