The Dominici Affair (1973, France)

Original title: Lĺaffaire Dominici

courtroom dramasmysterious deathpolice investigationtrue crime stories

Running time: 105 minutes

Language: French

In the pictiresque surroundings of French village a British couple with their daughter make a stop on the roadside and plan to spend the night there. In the middle of the night shot rung out and in the morning Gustave Dominici, farmer leaving nearby, finds the whole family dead near their car. When police arrive they find very little clues on what was the reason what happened, but the gruff and uncooperative behaviour of 75-years-old Gaston Dominici gathers the attentions of officers and soon he becomes their prime suspect.

Film presents the Dominici case and the mysterious murder of Sir Jack Drummond, the well-known British biochemist. The film is almost documentary in style and presents all the aspects behind the trial that gathered the international recognition.

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Our rating

8 / 10

Movie value

6 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5


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Creators of The Dominici Affair

Claude Bernard-Aubert films

Claude Bernard-Aubert


Claude Bernard-Aubert films


Daniel Boulanger films


Louis-Emile Galey films


Cast of The Dominici Affair

Jean Gabin films

Jean Gabin

as Gaston Dominici

Paul Crauchet films

Paul Crauchet

as Le commissaire

Victor Lanoux films

Victor Lanoux

as Gustave Dominici

Gerard Darrieu films

Gerard Darrieu

as Clovis Dominici

Gerard Depardieu films

Gerard Depardieu

as Zeze Perrin

Colin Drake films

Colin Drake

as Sir Jack Drummond

Genevieve Fontanel films

Genevieve Fontanel

as Yvette Dominici

Annick Fougery films

Annick Fougery

as Germaine Perrin

Jane Martel films

Jane Martel

as Lady Ann Drummond

Nicole Giroux films

Nicole Giroux

as Elizabeth Drummond

Evi Maltagliati films

Evi Maltagliati

as Marie Dominici

Michel Robin films

Michel Robin

as Perrin