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French film, a dark comedy about a man seeking revenge on Jury members.

I saw this film (subtitled) in the early 80's about a man arranging "accidents" for various people, who I think were on a jury that delivered a verdict he took objection to (I missed the beginning). A dark revenge comedy with some striking scenery of the French (?) countryside (I remember a scene with a small boat down a river valley). At the end of the film the man is tried in Court for murder, but after the jury deliver their guilty verdict, they notice his friend in the Gallery writing down names in a notebook.
asked Dec 25, 2014 in Name That Movie by Silverfish (44 points)
When you said the man was "Arranging accidents" it reminded me of "Carrancho".
But it is Argentinian  and it's from 2010, so maybe it's not this one.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542852/combined

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio.
Thanks for the comment but it was definitely an earlier film. What I meant by the main character arranging accidents was that he had to kill many people across the country before the Police discover the pattern and motive, but this wasn't a Slasher movie. There may have been a scene where the victim was working under a car when the jack was kicked away. Hilarious.
I'm opening this question up again because Google and IMDb are doing my head in (the film is NOT "12 Angry Men" or "Frozen") and although the memory can play cruel tricks and I missed the first part of the film, I cannot believe it has a unique plot synopsis. The film was French or European (probably subtitled) and I saw it on TV in the early '80's so likely to have been well received in its day (ie not a B movie).
 A man sets out to kill the people named on a list (I think). The people were former members of a Jury that were either responsible for a miscarriage of Justice or they had given an unfavourable verdict on the man's friend or relative (I think) - so either Avenge or Revenge. The man started with the least prominent names on the list and killed them so that it looked like accidents. This was so not to arouse attention because if the Police got suspicious, they might find a pattern in these deaths, figure out what's going on and either try to stop the man or protect the remaining victims. It became a race between the man and the Police (across some beautiful scenery) to get to the last names on the list and I don't know if he got them all.
The last scene was the man in Court on trial for murder with a smug jury passing a guilty verdict. Their expressions changed when one of them saw an elderly man in the Gallery (friend of the accused ?) writing (their) names down on a list.

You Good People are geniuses (some might benefit from going out more), please help.
I think you're right too - and even if you're not, I'm certainly going to try to watch this film. Unbelievable, I searched every french film from the 70's and 80's I could find on the Net. Please put your comments as an answer so that you get the points - thank you so much.
I saw this in 1973 while traveling through France. UN JOURNEE BIEN REMPLIE is the title. There is so little dialogue in the film that sub titles are not needed. I spoke very little french and had no problem following the action,
Thank you for that, I bought the DVD from Amazon after Andep identified it but haven't had the time to watch it again - a Xmas treat perhaps.

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I was looking for the same film/movie since a few years. I watch it on tv in 1990 and I only rembember that the killer was blonde hair,
wearing black clothes and he was killing the members of a jury, perhaps they had convicted some kind of relative (his brother?) because at the end of the film
whe he was on a trial and found guilty, it was his parents (an old guy wearing a beret) who take notes about the people in the jury to take revenge on them.
I always thought that the movie was North European: Swedish, Danish, Norwergian, German, Dutch, even British but you give me the clue that I never considerer: it was a French movie.
So, I tried to find out more and finally I found it, the film/movie is: "Une journée bien remplie" directed by Jean-Luis Trintignant in 1973, with Jacques Dufilho as Jean Rousseau (the killer).

Check on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069443/

Plot/summary: A father plan to kill in the same day the 9 members of the jury who had condemned his son to the death sentence.

And comments from people:  "It follows a psycho as he goes on a murdering spree across France, killing Garage attendents, Life Guards, Actors in the most brutal, Penelope Pitstop contrived situations, ie locking the Garage attendent in his paint-oven.

All these murders are unlinked until the final 10 minutes when we discover that they are actually members of a Jury about to condemn his son, the final scence...well, I'll leave that for you.

It's black-humour at it's best, a French genre film at it's best ..."


I think I'm right.
I want to thank you because I was looking for the same film and you helped me with your comments.
Is it that movie/film?
Watch the trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4av68_une-journee-bien-remplie-bande-anno_shortfilms
answered Apr 26, 2015 by Andep (37 points)
selected Apr 26, 2015 by Silverfish
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