One woman, two men, a love story, a murder, a boxing match, the mafia: a film commissioned by producer Alain Sarde, who wanted to recover the money he’d invested in Godard’s previous film, Je vous salue, Marie. “Détective is a trailer before being a film. A movie trailer regarded as art on commission: a scenario written by Alain Sarde, the producer of the film, a genre in vogue at the beginning of the eighties (the detective film), a knockout cast. The fiction film’s trailer: a boxing match as amends, a debt of forty million, a couple that separates, a mafia gang, and an inspector who tries to solve the riddle of a murder.” (Frédéric Strauss)
Screenplay by Alain Sarde, Philippe Setbon, Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville.
French spoken, Dutch subtitles