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

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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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A profound analysis about lie and jealousy
15 November 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

French movies are used to investigating human thoughts, behaviors. Chabrol makes it perfectly. As you might know, he is a typical french director, sometimes boring but specially relevant and with accurate analysis in this film. The feeling of jealousy and suspicion is perfectly described, Jacques Gamblin as a tortured painter is, as always, amazing and touching. The well known humorist for his Euro Trash show, Antoine De Caunes, is scheming and surprisingly good enough. It's true that Sandrine Bonnaire and Valeria Tedeschi are kind of insipid and correspond to the cold french girl stereotype I hate. Anyway, the film is perfectly directed as a french thriller, which actually helps to know a bit more about the birth of jealousy.


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