Police find two bodies at an old murder scene and evidence to suggest the first victim's husband is a murderer. The husband receives clues suggesting his deceased wife is actually alive and begins to investigate.
In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »
In the MARSHLAND a serial killer is on the loose. Two homicide detectives who appear to be poles apart must settle their differences and bring the murderer to justice before more young women lose their lives.
The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Both Guillaume Canet and Jean Rochefort share a lot with the characters they play. Gilbet Neuville (Rochefort) is a horse breeder and his son Philippe (Canet) is a show jumper. In real life, Canet was born to a family of horse breeders and was a show jumper with the French National Equestrian Team. As for Rochefort he has been a horse breeder since the sixties, he owns Le Haras de Villequoy and served as the equestrian events consultant for France Televisions at the 2004 Olympics. See more »
Bruno's black SUV has German license plates. The front plate shows the characters "KLE C 350" ("KLE" stands for the town of Kleve), the rear plate is incorrectly "350 KLE C". German license plates always begin with one to three letters which indicate the county where the car is registered, followed by one or two characters and one to four numbers at the end. German plates never begin with numbers. See more »
Excellent film. I'd never heard of the book it's based on. The movie does have the kind of complex characters that are more associated with novels than with cinema.
It's Hitchcockian to some extent - its premise is a classic "wrong-man" scenario, with suspense, humour and chase sequences. But the de rigeur romantic element here is, for the most part, tinged with a strange melancholy , and it's this that gives the film such an unusual atmosphere.
Leading man François Cluzet is probably weary of being compared to Dustin Hoffman, but the fact is there is more than a passing resemblance. Nevertheless, Cluzet is very much his own man, and is as good, if not better, than the Hoffman of, say, 'Marathon Man', which inevitably comes to mind as one watches Cluzet taking to his heels in the breathless, breathtaking chase sequence.
Although Cluzet carries the movie, the rest of the cast, which contains a number of very distinguished French actors, is first-rate.
The plot is full of twists and turns, and the story-telling full of time-jumps, so you really need to concentrate. I'll need to get the DVD to check I understood it right.
All in all, it's an excellent edge-of-your-seat thriller: a splendid, somewhat scary, night out at the movies.
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