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Genealogies of a Crime (1997)

Généalogies d'un crime (original title)
At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the ... See full summary »

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Jeanne / Solange
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Georges Didier
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René
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Christian
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Esther
Monique Mélinand ...
Louise
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Verret
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Mathieu
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Yves
Camila Mora-Scheihing ...
Soledad (as Camila Mora)
Patrick Modiano ...
Bob
Jean Badin ...
L'avocat
Brigitte Sy ...
Jeanne
Laurence Clément ...
Aline, la secrétaire
André Engel ...
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At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd views and methods. She reads Jeanne's journal, documenting René's criminal tendencies. Solange believes him innocent, manipulated into the murder or framed. Odd psychiatrists turn up, including Georges Didier, who runs FBPS, and his rival, Christian, who believes crime originates in a story's taking hold of a person. After the verdict, René and Solange's relationship changes, Georges and his society commit a bizarre act, and the police record Solange's story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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is she the murderer, the victim, or both?

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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Genealogias de um Crime  »

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$76,763 (USA) (23 October 1998)
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French cinema at its worst.
24 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

There may be some interesting ideas about fate and chance here, but they are so deeply buried beneath a talky, uninvolving, boring, confusing and monotonous film that they aren't even worth thinking about. There's a distinct lack of emotion and interest to this film...and you'll have to struggle to get through it in one sitting. Worth seeing (a figure of speech) only for Deneuve's ageless beauty. (*1/2)


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