Belphegor, or Phantom of the Louvre (1965 miniseries)

Belphegor, or the Phantom of the Louvre is a French television miniseries from 1965, directed by Claude Barma based on the novel by Arthur Bernède from 1927.[1] It consists of four 70 minutes episodes.[2]

Belphegor, or Phantom of the Louvre
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Also known asLe Fantôme du Louvre (Quebec)
FrenchBelphégor ou le Fantôme du Louvre
Based onBelphégor (novel)
by Arthur Bernède
Presented byJean Topart
StarringJuliette Gréco
Isaac Alvarez
Yves Rénier
Christine Delaroche
René Dary
François Chaumette
Paul Crauchet
Marguerite Muni
René Alone
Yves Bureau
Jacky Calatayud
Country of originFrance
Original languageFrench
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Original networkORTF
First shown inFrance
Original releaseMarch 6 (1965-March-06) –
March 27, 1965 (1965-March-27)
Related showsBelphégor (1927)
The Curse of Belphegor (1967)
Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001)

It has been credited as one of the inspirations for Lars Von Trier's The Kingdom (Riget).[3]


A mysterious phantom appears in the Musée du Louvre in Paris at night. The guards are unable to catch it. A student, André Bellegarde (Renier) obstinately tries to find out more about the strange creature by himself. He seems to be more effective in doing so than the local police led by commissaire Menardier (Dary). Bellegarde does cooperate with the police, too, but he mostly goes his own way investigating Belphégor's activity. A secret society is in the background. Bellegarde in the meantime is involved in two romances and cannot decide which woman to dedicate himself as the case gets more and more serious and criminal and threads meet.


  1. ^ "Belphégor - Séries TV -". (in French). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  2. ^ Cinema, Alamo Drafthouse, BELPHEGOR: THE PHANTOM OF THE LOUVRE | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, retrieved 2018-11-23
  3. ^ Mars-Jones, Adam (28 December 1995). "All stitched up - well, nearly". The Independent. Retrieved 23 October 2017.

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