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Counter Investigation (2007)

Contre-enquête (original title)
A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.

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Richard Malinowski
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Daniel Eckmann
Agnès Blanchot ...
Claire Malinowski
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Josse
Jacques Frantz ...
Michel Arnalde
Jean-François Garreaud ...
Salinas
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Docteur Delmas
Alexandra Goncalvez ...
Emilie Malinowski
Claudine Vincent ...
Catherine Courrieux
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Christiane Carlier
Marie Guillard ...
Mathilde Josse
Gabriel Mancuso ...
Gabriel Josse
Thierry Bosc ...
Albin Schneider
Jean-Pierre Germain ...
Jean-François Perrin
Benjamin Guyot ...
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Richard is a typical cop who spends too much time on the job and isn't always there for his family. One day as he's preparing to spend some quality time with his young daughter he gets an urgent call and responds to it - when he returns home his daughter is missing, but her body is quickly discovered. Racked with guilt he is also filled with hatred for the man arrested for the crime, but after being sent to prison the convict eventually manages to lure Richard into a secret correspondence. Doubts begin to surface - was he really the guilty man, or could this have been work of another serial child abductor who may have been in the area? Richard launches his own investigation, and finally uncovers a new witness. Gritty detective thriller. Written by Graham Inglis

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7 March 2007 (France)  »

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Counter Investigation - Kein Mord bleibt ungesühnt  »

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€7,600,000 (estimated)
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Sharp crime flick
3 November 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

First of all, during the last years France is proving to be one of the most interesting 'creators' of front-line quality crime and thriller films. We had successful movies such as 'De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté', '36 Quai des Orfèvres' or most recently 'L'ennemi public nº1' and how can we forget 'Ne le dis à personne'.

The question is, what happened to this one?

It has to be one of the most interesting french movies that I have ever seen and how come I've never heard of it in foreign lands (except France of course)? Not only you have here a genius and meticulous plot, with a final twist that simply blows one away, but also solid performances (Jean Dujardin is excellent as the tough Richard Malinowski) and good directing (Franck Mancuso is a pleasant surprise). It's a short, sharp and accurate crime flick with entertainment guaranteed. It hasn't car chases, gun shooting or explosions, but just mind tricks that fit in perfectly.

This is one of those cases that if it had a different production, it would have make it BIG TIME. And that's a real shame because this little piece of french tape is a lesson of good film-making and the fact that it didn't get much of recognition and visibility left it forgotten.

However, you, the reader, don't forget it and if you have the chance, just watch it because it is 75 minutes of sharp crime flick - 8/10.


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