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The Color of Lies (1999)
"Au coeur du mensonge" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  13 January 1999 (France)
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In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the ... See full summary »

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Vivianne Sterne
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René Sterne
Antoine de Caunes ...
Germain-Roland Desmot (as Antoine De Caunes)
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Frédérique Lesage
Bernard Verley ...
Inspecteur Loudun
Bulle Ogier ...
Évelyne Bordier
Pierre Martot ...
Regis Marchal
Noël Simsolo ...
Monsieur Bordier
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Victor
Adrienne Pauly ...
Anna
Véronique Volta ...
Betty
Sylvie Flepp ...
Madame Lemoine
Florent Gibassier ...
Joël Sarne
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Le médecin légiste
Wendy Malpeli ...
Eloïse Michel
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In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial town where people all know each other and regularly meet at the Bar des Amis, René is increasingly unsettled by the other inhabitants' suspicions and by the inspector's investigation. Children stop coming to him for lessons. His wife, Viviane, a district nurse, protects him and supports him with her love. However, a self-centred media-star writer adds to René's confusion... Written by Anonymous

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Very weak Chabrol
11 November 1999 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

Claude Chabrol had directed about 50 movies since 1957. Sometimes, he's very good, but when he's bad, he's really boring. This movie is boring, despite the good efforts of asking the spectators who had killing the little girl and the writer. It's too long, too low key. But the biggest problem of the movie is Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. I never saw such a weak actress. She don't have any credibility in the role of the police inspector. She's inexpressive and had an horrible voice. She can't articulate and most of the time, we don't understand or hear what's she's saying! Sandrine Bonnaire seems to be anywhere except in her role, but Jacques Gamblin is good. Too bad for Chabrol's fans!


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