Le Poulpe


1h 40m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Freelance private detective Gabriel Lecouvreur, aka the Octopus, investigates a gruesome series of murders in a French harbor town. Cheryl's parents' graves have been desecrated, and investigating this crime leads the couple to all sorts of quirky characters and suspects. There is a corpse in S&M ge

Film Details

Also Known As
Octopus, The, Poulpe
Release Date
1999
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Telema
Distribution Company
Bac Films Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Freelance private detective Gabriel Lecouvreur, aka the Octopus, investigates a gruesome series of murders in a French harbor town. Cheryl's parents' graves have been desecrated, and investigating this crime leads the couple to all sorts of quirky characters and suspects. There is a corpse in S&M gear, a racist Front National member, local prostitutes, dwarves, a drunken Scottish writer and a Spanish accomplice. And Cheryl herself has a sexual appetite that could keep Gabriel permanently occupied.

Film Details

Also Known As
Octopus, The, Poulpe
Release Date
1999
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Telema
Distribution Company
Bac Films Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 1999

Film is the first to feature the character 'The Octopus', who is the subject of nearly 100 French novels.

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Today" March 12-21, 1999.)