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Georges Conchon (scenario and dialogue) &
Jacques Rouffio (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
5 March 1986 (France) See more »
Elle est folle!
This parody of the detective-story genre merrily detours into spoofing French foibles as well, making... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michel Serrault ... Octave Clapoteau

Michel Piccoli ... Etienne Sembadel

Jean Carmet ... Jocelyn Bouloire

Juliette Binoche ... Esther Bouloire
Milva ... Renata Palozzi
Jean-Pierre Bisson ... D'H
Tom Novembre ... Léon
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Micheline
Agnès Garreau ... Muriel
Jean-Paul Roussillon ... Somptueux Larbin
Raoul Billerey ... Grand Patron
Maurice Chevit ... Monsieur Bongrand
Didier Flamand ... Journaliste aux L'Hebdo Gauche
Francis Girod ... L'interviewer TV
Gérard Klein ... Le journaliste radio
Alexandra Lorska ... Mademoiselle Considérant
Jean-Pierre Malignon
Georges Montillier
René Morard
Michel Pascal
Gérard Surugue
César Baldaccini
Marie-Hélène Lentini
Christine Pignet ... La femme au coker

Directed by
Jacques Rouffio 
Writing credits
Georges Conchon (scenario and dialogue) &
Jacques Rouffio (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Giorgio Silvagni .... producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Jacques Loiseleux 
Film Editing by
Anna Ruiz 
Production Design by
Jean-Jacques Caziot 
Set Decoration by
Sylvie Bruno 
Jean-François Cousson 
Gérard James 
Makeup Department
Evelyne Byot .... key makeup artist
Nathalie de Belleval .... makeup artist
Catherine Demesmeaker .... makeup artist (as Catherine Desmaeker)
Jean-Max Guérin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Annabella Andreoli .... unit manager
Pascal Cassotti .... unit manager
Maxime Couteret .... assistant unit manager
Stéphane Cowen .... unit manager
Jacques Innocenti .... unit manager
Martine Noujaim .... unit manager
Daniel Riché .... production manager
Marina Spinola .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Canaple .... assistant director
Art Department
Emmanuel Legrand .... assistant art director
Jean-Marc Tostivint .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Bernard Aubouy .... sound
Philippe Donnefort .... boom operator
Patrice Grisolet .... sound editor
Jacques Jullian-Gaufreo .... foley artist
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound mixer
Alain Lévy .... foley artist
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Guy Maillet .... sound mixer
Martine Mory .... sound editor
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Gil Demurger .... stunts
Rémy Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Louis-Marc Marty .... stunts
Daniel Vérité .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Laurent Chevallier .... assistant camera
Maurice Defait .... electrician
Rene Rochera .... electrician (as René Rochera)
Christophe Rouffio .... still photographer
Michel Védié .... electrician
Casting Department
Marisa Muxen .... extras casting assistant (as Marisa Mocky)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michèle Cerf .... costume supervisor
Jacqueline Jobson .... wardrobe of Juliette Binoche
Christiane Marmande .... costume supervisor
Monique Tourret .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Anne de Montagnon .... assistant editor
Sophie Rouffio .... assistant editor
Music Department
William Flageollet .... music engineer
Other crew
Roseline Delmas .... production assistant
Martine Revert .... script supervisor
Dominique Segall .... press assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur" - France (original title)
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95 min
Color (Fujicolor)
Sound Mix:

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Etienne Sembadel:Elle est folle!/She is crazy!See more »


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A comedy of Errors, 14 November 2001
Author: donalohanlon from Ireland

I caught this movie on cable last night and was intrigued by the presence of Juliette Binoche in a movie I had never heard of. THis is not the usual Binoche movie. She does not give her usual decorious performance, because it doesn't have the depth. The odd story tells us about Esther Bouloire (Binoche) who believes her sister has been murdered by her brother in law (Hence the title). She enlists two vastlt older professors Etienne and Octave (Serrault & Piccoli) to help her uncover the truth. However these amourous gents are more interested in Esther than in the mystery, which is revealed in a twist at the end. What is good about the movie is its caper like tone. Binoche (then barely 25) is utterly georgeos, viewers understand why the two gents like her so much. The elderly duo are funny as they bumble along and fall over each other literally to help Esther. However Rouffio fails to inject the comedy with enough narrative drive, eventually we want to know who killed her. This film is a curio. Watch it for that alone.

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