Cast & Crew
Writer Pierre Meyrand and his wife, Jacqueline, an illustrator, collaborate on comic strips but suffer from a lack of new ideas. They are visited by wealthy playboy Bob Neuman, who acts out their comic strip adventures. His widowed mother subsidizes his fantasies, hiring Ado, a private detective, to follow him, and paying local strippers to feign pleasure at his sadistic lovemaking. The Meyrands, without funds, accept an invitation to stay at Bob's Swiss chalet. Fascinated by Bob's mentality, Pierre and Jacqueline create a new comic strip, "The Killer of Neuchâtel," whose hero resembles Bob. The new strip is a great success and grows to include all the members of the household. Bob's mother pays Pierre twice his regular salary to remain at the chalet for her son's sake. Jacqueline, annoyed at her husband's materialism, finds herself attracted by Bob's romantic outlook, and one day, acting out another fantasy, Bob kidnaps her. Aided by Ado and by his own comic strip, Pierre rescues his wife. After trying to kill Jacqueline, Bob is finally cornered by police on the parapet of an old castle. Attempting suicide, Bob jumps but is caught in a police net and taken to a sanitarium. Some time later Bob is released, and the group settles back at the chalet to start work on a new collective comic strip.
Alan Bown Group
Opened in Paris in April 1967 as Jeu de massacre; running time: 90 min. Also known as All Weekend Lovers.