Inspector Bellamy



Inspector Bellamy

One week only!
Claude Chabrol, 2009

Wex at Gateway

Join us at the Gateway Film Center (located in the South Campus Gateway, just three blocks to our south) where we program a different exceptional independent or international title for a run of at least two weeks each month. Wexner Center members pay member pricing for all Wex at Gateway screenings—and save on most other movies at Gateway too.

Fri, Jan 14, 2011
Sat, Jan 15, 2011
Sun, Jan 16, 2011
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
Tue, Jan 18, 2011
Wed, Jan 19, 2011
Thu, Jan 20, 2011

"An exquisite slice of crime."—Film Comment

Two of the giants of French cinema, Claude Chabrol and Gérard Depardieu, team up for the only time for the director's fifty and final feature film, a wry thriller about a police commissioner trying to balance professional instinct with family duty. Once again, Paul Bellamy (Depardieu) and his wife are spending their vacation at her family home in a quiet town. But just as they're settling into their reassuringly predictable holiday routine, his perennially troubled younger brother shows up, joined by a mysterious stranger seeking Bellamy's protection.

Claude Chabrol was the most prolific and overlooked of the French New Wave filmmakers, and he continued to work in fine form right up to the end. Chabrol's death on September 12, 2010, was one of the film community's greatest losses of 2010. Inspector Bellamy offers one last diabolically smart and satisfying crime drama from one of the masters of the form. (110 mins., 35mm)


No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

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