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Hanging Offense (2003)

Cette femme-là (original title)
A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago. In one way or another she feels guilty for his ... See full summary »

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Léo Kopmans
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L'homme de l'identité judiciaire
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Stéphane Comby ...
Policier sandwich
Béatrice Chauvin ...
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Catherine
Florence Denou ...
Policière gantée
Pascal Demolon ...
Dalton 1
Scali Delpeyrat ...
Médecin légiste
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A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago. In one way or another she feels guilty for his death and feels particularly bad every four years during the period of time around 29th February, the anniversary date of the boy's demise. Such is her unenviable condition when she is assigned a trying ordeal (at least for her):investigating the case of a woman found hanging from a tree in a forest. Horror follows her trail, but to what extent is this reality or one of those nightmares she has and her shrink has been unable to rid her of? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Ambitious French cop film.
18 December 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Our mature cop lady heroine is fighting her own demons which get mixed in with her messy case. This policier has good production values, seriousness of purpose, a strong central performance by Balasco (who even does nude scenes which really is game) and ingenious plot twists. It should be better.

The lack of conviction in a lot of contemporary French product is hard to diagnose. There's certainly no lack of talent.

Someone explain why the poster for this one is more involving than the film itself.


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