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A Crime in Paradise (2001)

Un crime au paradis (original title)
In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed ... See full summary »

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Jacques Villeret ...
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Maître Jacquard
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La maîtresse
Gérard Hernandez ...
Jacky
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Le patron du café
Valérie Mairesse ...
Magali
Maryse Deol ...
La mercière
Jenny Clève ...
Mme Bertrand, l'épicière
Daniel Prévost ...
L'avocat Miramont
Jacques Dacqmine ...
Le président Laborde
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Le juge Frégard
Christine Delaroche ...
Geneviève, la secrétaire de Jacquard
Eric Bougnon ...
Le gendarme Briscot
Armand Chagot ...
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In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine... Written by Loic

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28 February 2001 (France)  »

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A Crime in Paradise  »

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Remake of La Poison (1951) See more »

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An old-fashioned French comedy

If you want to have a look at life in the French countryside in the seventies, this movie is for you. It's a good illustration of this forgotten world during which everything looked so naive and pain. The film is a remake of a French movie classic. It looks anachronistic compared to sophisticated French movies such as "Le pacte des loups". Its subject, its cast (most of the actors comes back from the seventies and the eighties...), its music by Pierre Bachelet, its direction... Everything looks out of time. It may be pleasant, but at the same time a useless effort to revive a movie genre which belongs to the past and which was so well made at the time. Funny, but useless.


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