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Towards Zero (2007)

L'heure zéro (original title)
A wealthy woman holds a party at her estate for family and friends. When a solicitor and the hostess herself are both murdered, only the trusty Inspector Bataille can put together the pieces.

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Le commissaire Martin Bataille
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Camilla Tressilian
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Guillaume Neuville
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Caroline Neuville
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Aude Neuville
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Marie-Adeline
Clément Thomas ...
Thomas Rondeau
Xavier Thiam ...
Frédéric 'Fred' Latimer
Hervé Pierre ...
Ange Werther
Vania Plemiannikov ...
Pierre Leca
Jacques Sereys ...
Me Charles Trevoz
Valériane de Villeneuve ...
Emma
Paul Minthe ...
Heurtebise
Carmen Durand ...
Barrette
Dominique Reymond ...
Mme Geoffroy - La directrice du collège
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When Guillaume has the bizarre idea of inviting his ex-wife Aude to a family reunion at the luxurious coastal estate of his wealthy Aunt Camilla, his tempestuous new wife Caroline becomes filled with rage. Guillaume hopes that they'll become friends but the two women despise one another. But things turn ugly when Camilla is found dead in her bedroom - and only the trusty Inspector Bataille can put together the pieces. But as the Inspector untangles her mysterious death, he also begins to unearth dark family secrets, brewing jealousies, and perhaps even a murderer in their midst. Written by Anonymous

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Scott Fitzgerald meets Sherlock Holmes
10 June 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Based on an Agatha Christie story, "Towards Zero" is a thriller in the guise of a picnic. Set in a magnificent mansion on the shores of Brittany, the story revolves around an aging matriarch, her family and the vultures that come with wealth and fortune. Her nephew Guillaume (Melvil Poupaud), an absurdly handsome and easygoing man on the outside, is torn between ambition and leisure. In general, it seems beneath him to even compete, but occasionally, he can't help wanting to win. Good thing there is always another girl to take his pain away: Aude (Chiara Mastroianni), soulful and patient to the point of masochism. Quietly elegant Marie-Adeline (Alessandra Martines), struggling with demons all her own. Gorgeous Caroline (Johnny Hallyday's breathtaking daughter Laura Smet), a loud-mouthed tramp in designer clothes. Then people start getting killed. The girls dance round in a ring and suppose, but the culprit sits in the middle and knows. A lot of fun. Unfortunately, the movie is currently without distribution outside France.


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