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Afi Film Fest: Week 2

March 15, 1987|LEONARD KLADY and All AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles events will take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available at Ticketron, Teletron and at the box office one hour before show time. Information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and

L istings and commentary for Week 2 of the American Film Institute Film Festival of Los Angeles, which runs through March 26:

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"With All Hands" (France, 1986, 12:30 p.m.). Yet another Gallic translation from American pulp literature that misses the mark by a wide margin. Author James Gunn's mystery (more fortuitously filmed in 1947 by Robert Wise as "Born to Kill") centers on a homicidal gigolo who marries a rich heiress and then begins to eye her attractive half sister. The latter, played sensuously by Dominique Sanda, uncovers his dark past, precipitating a bloody climax. Director Benoit Jacquot takes the term film noir to ridiculous extremes and elicits unintentional humor from endless images of broken glass. There's enough bad luck generated for all involved without them.

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