Héritier, L' (1973, FRA/ITA) C-107m. ** D: Philippe Labro. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Carla Gravina, Jean Rochefort, Charles Denner, Jean Desailly, Jean Martin, Maurice Garrel, Pierre Grasset, Maureen Kerwin, Philippe Labro. Ambitious but slow, ponderous drama (a would-be political thriller) about womanizer, playboy Belmondo, who comes to France to claim his inheritance. His father has left him an industrial empire. He tries to adapt to a new lifestyle and must face a possible assassination. A relatively little-known Bébél movie, and rightfully so. Never hits its stride, though basic premise is interesting and cast is good. English title: THE INHERITOR.

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