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Blind Date aka Chance Meeting [DVD] 
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Murder mystery from director Josef Losey. When Dutch artist Jan Van Rooyen (Hardy Kruger) is discovered in a cottage with a murdered woman, it seems a cut and dried case for Inspector Morgan (Stanley Baker). Although Van Rooyen soon admits to having an affair with the dead women, who he believed to be married, Morgan's discovery that she was not only single but involved with a high-level diplomat, leads him to dig deeper.
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Kruger plays a struggling artist who finds himself accused of murder when he arrives at his lover’s flat seemingly minutes after she’s been killed; a simplistic plot in which Baker’s persistent (and not especially pleasant) Detective Inspector questions Kruger about his past with the dead woman is strung out well past its deserved length by a very repetitive script and several fraught flashback scenes in which Kruger’s relationship with Presle’s ‘woman of mystery’ is sketched in, before a coincidence-charged ending sees everything tied together neatly, if not completely logically given what we’ve seen.
Baker and Kruger certainly fit the bill in their parts and they are backed up by a clutch of entertaining (if theatrical) supporting performances from the likes of Robert Flemyng and Jack MacGowran.Read more ›
as in a few of losey's films, the plot in "blind date" is a bit dis-jointed as the flashback scene goes on for too long and the pace is often slow and awkward.
hardy kruger is o.k in the lead as the prime suspect but it is stanley baker as the hard-boiled police inspector who is the one to watch. his performance keeps the film going, especially in the latter stages when baker realises that not all is what it seems as the case unravels. the last 20 minutes or more are the best part of the film in my opinion.
"blind date" is mainly worth buying if you are a big fan of stanley baker like me.
Jan Van Rooyer (Krüger) arrives at the apartment of the lady he is having an affair with, only to find the police following him close behind. It appears that the lady, Jacqueline Cousteau (Presle), has been murdered and he is the prime suspect.
Another cracker-jack slice of British film noir produced by the brilliant Joseph Losey. Blind Date finds Losey on the sort of firm ground he thrives on, examining hot topics such as class consciousness, eroticism, political pot-boiling, corruption, misogyny and at the crux of the story there's a very intricate mystery to be solved. When Losey was at his best there was an edginess to his films, and this is no exception, the construction of the tale is akin to someone dangling a piece of red meat over a Lion's cage (or in this case a Cougar), only to keep pulling it away at the last second.
Hook - Line - Sinker.
It all begins in a jovial manner, Van Rooyer is so happy, skipping his way to his lover's apartment, the jazzy musical score soars and shrieks, then the tone changes considerably, Losey and his crew have offered a false dawn.Read more ›
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It's a DVD, which I chose, it either works or doesn't. It worked.Published 10 months ago by mr g griffiths
Kind of good, seems to cut out midway so is more like a half-film. Enjoyed looking at the locations, though.Published 15 months ago by cercia