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On the eve of the First World War, so the story goes, a young
prehistoric researcher and the girl with whom he was seeking a
trysting place at Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne found a cave full of
fabulous paintings to rival those of Lascaux. But Henri-Georges
Fillioux was reported killed in the war, and the girl, declared his
wife only four years after his death, has grown to obscure middle
age with only her memories, duly commemorated each year on the
anniversary of their discovery, as consolation. Now, in the depths
of 1942, Ernestine Fillioux has been savagely murdered and
mutilated with a stone axe - just as a Franco-German team of
filmmakers and prehistoric consultants is putting the finishing
touches on Moment of Discovery, a movie dramatizing her dazzling
find. The questions for Surete Chief Inspector Jean-Louis St-Cyr
and Gestapo storm-trooper Hermann Kohler, investigating under the
watchful eye of the Fuehrer's top ministers: Why was Ernestine
Fillioux carrying poisonous mushrooms in her picnic basket? Had her
daughter's father returned from the dead? Were the cave paintings a
hoax? And why is the story of the Discovery Cave so important to
Hitler's war effort that the film's getting rushed into release
despite the obvious instability - and the possibly homicidal
conflicts - among the cast and crew? The most subdued of St-Cyr's
and Kohler's three outings (Carousel, 1993, etc.) keeps the
suspense burning slowly but with mounting power in their most
successful collaboration yet. (Kirkus Reviews)
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||Fiction - crime & suspense
J. Robert Janes
||223 x 141mm (L x W)
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