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Cause célèbre (1987)

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When a woman's husband is murdered by her lover, they are both tried for murder. The prosecution claims that she is the mastermind behind the crime, but she has an ace up her sleeve.

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T.J. O'Connor K.C.
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When a woman's husband is murdered by her lover, they are both tried for murder. The prosecution claims that she is the mastermind behind the crime, but she has an ace up her sleeve.

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5 April 2004 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

As usual, Helen Mirren has it all wrapped up. I knew it would be great when she goes from smiling to weeping in the course of 10 seconds at the piano scene near the beginning of the film. Amazing how she does that. THis character seemed lighter than most of the characters she plays--but underneath you know that she is suffering and drowning in her despair from the very beginning. You think that the woman is hopelessly flawed because of her seemingly superficial need for money and status, and for her interest in a much younger man. Then you realize she is playing such a complicated character that you can't even imagine how she did it. Helen mirren. Amazing.


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