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CrimeMystery13+ (PG-13)19951h 48m
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A Pure Formality (1995)

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Crime Mystery Rated: 13+ (PG-13)19951h 48m

Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, out of breath and running madly, without clear memory of recent events, the Inspector is suspicious. Through interrogatory dialectic, the head of this lonely, isolated, broken-down police station tries to establish what has happened, by delving into the mind of his writer-hero, and clearing up a mysterious killing.A Pure Formality featuring Gérard Depardieu and Roman Polanski is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and free on Shout! Factory TV. It's a crime and mystery movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (11,760 votes) and was well received by critics.

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#1,381 Ranked Movie

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#128 Ranked in Mystery Movies

#172 Ranked in Crime Movies

A Pure Formality has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (11,760 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, out of breath and running madly, without clear memory of recent events, the Inspector is suspicious. Through interrogatory dialectic, the head of this lonely, isolated, broken-down police station tries to establish what has happened, by delving into the mind of his writer-hero, and clearing up a mysterious killing.

Age rating: 13+ (PG-13)
Runtime: 1h 48m

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Related Genres: CrimeMysteryThriller
Country of origin: FranceItaly
Available to watch on: Free ServicesKanopy
Original Release Date: May 26, 1995