Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be telepathically connected to her, because she reminds him of his daughter he never met. After he led a blind artist, Catherine’s truly beloved spouse, into a bus accident, she makes a living by bank robbery with young Betty till Betty gets shot. Alone again, Catherine leads a sad, uneventful life as a waitress, when she meets her follower.
Deadly Circuit (Mortelle Randonnée) is a 1983 French thriller film inspired by the novel Eye of the Beholder by Marc Behm. Directed by filmmaker Claude Miller, the film stars Michel Serrault as The “Eye” Beauvoir, Isabelle Adjani as Catherine, and Geneviève Page as Mme. Schmidt-Boulanger. The film had a total of 916,868 admissions in France. Mortelle Randonnée was released in the United States as Deadly Circuit and in the United Kingdom as Deadly Run. The film was re-made in 1999 as Eye of the Beholder. Music for the film was composed by (and traditional tunes arranged by) Carla Bley, performed by The Carla Bley Band.
Deadly Circuit – Mortelle Randonnée (1983)
Directed by: Claude Miller
Starring: Michel Serrault, Isabelle Adjani, Guy Marchand, Stéphane Audran, Macha Méril, Geneviève Page, Sami Frey, Dominique Frot
Screenplay by: Michel Audiard, Jacques Audiard
Production Design by: Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
Cinematography by: Gilbert Duhalde, Pierre Lhomme
Film Editing by: Albert Jurgenson
Costume Design by: Emilie Poirot, Renée Renard, Ermenegildo Zegna
Set Decoration by: Véronique Melery
Music by: Carla Bley
Distributed by: G.E.F.
Release Date: March 9, 1983 (France)