• User


On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a pianist. While conducting his investigation and looking through the victim's apartment, he meets Barbara (Charlotte Rampling), the mistress of the murder victim. Barbara confesses to the crime, but Staniland, based on his observations and experience, does not believe her. He then sets out to find the truth, with surprising results. Both Serrault and Rampling are outstanding in this well-directed, well-paced film. On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois was also released as He Died With His Eyes Open and won the Jury Prize at the 1985 Montreal World Film Festival.

  1. Jacques Deray

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Robin Cook


  3. Michel Audiard


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michel Serrault

    Michel Serrault

    Robert Staniland

  2. Charlotte Rampling

    Charlotte Rampling

    Barbara Spark

  3. Xavier Deluc

    Xavier Deluc

    Hugo Spark

  4. Gérard Darmon

    Gérard Darmon

    Jean-Loup Soeren

  5. Elisabeth Depardieu

    Elisabeth Depardieu

    Margo Berliner

Full Cast & Crew

On ne meurt que deux fois
On ne meurt que deux fois


Status Released

Release Information

  • October 9, 1985


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget -

Revenue -



Content Score


Almost there...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page