Inspector Bellamy

(2009)

Genres: Crime, Drama

Roger's Office: Inspector Bellamy

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CHRISTY LEMIRE:
Yeah.  So now it’s time to take a look inside Roger’s Office, as he reviews the crime drama, INSPECTOR BELLAMY.

ROGER EBERT:
As INSPECTOR BELLAMY begins, a veteran Paris policeman meets with a stranger who confesses that he killed a man. Then he says, "I only, sort of, killed him." What does he mean by that? Gerard Depardieu plays the veteran inspector.

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ROGER:
The policeman is inspired by the famous Inspector Maigrit, created by the novelist Georges Simenon, who has been the subject of dozens of novels and many movies. His method is to meander around talking with people while a case solves itself.

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ROGER:
During the investigation, Bellamy gets an unexpected visit from his trouble-making stepbrother, Jacques. He has been let in by Francoise, the inspector's wife.  Inspector Bellamy, like Inspector Maigrit, has a very happy marriage. At least, he thinks he does.

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ROGER:
"Inspector Bellamy" was directed by Claude Chabrol, who was one of the founders of the French New wave more than 50 years ago. Surprisingly, this was the first time he worked with the equally legendary Gerard Depardieu. They make the Inspector a man haunted by childhood guilt.  This is an endearing movie where murder takes second place to the mysteries of human nature.