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The Great Alibi (2008)
"Le grand alibi" (original title)

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A psychoanalyst and consummate womanizer is brutally shot while his wife is standing over him with a revolver in her hand.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Éliane Pages - la femme d'Henri
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Le docteur Pierre Collier - un psy séducteur
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Esther Bachmann
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Le sénateur Henri Pages
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Philippe Léger - un jeune écrivain
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Léa Mantovani - une actrice italienne
Maurice Bénichou ...
Lieutenant Grange
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Marthe
Agathe Bonitzer ...
Chloé
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Michel - le chauffeur et factotum de Léa
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Geneviève Herbin
Nicolas Koretzky ...
Bertrand
Jim Adhi Limas ...
Owen (as Jim-Adhi Limas)
Alain Libolt ...
Le contrôleur
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Like every weekend senator Henri Pagès and his wife entertain guests at their beautiful mansion in a peaceful village near Paris. But this time around, things go awry: Pierre Collier, a psychoanalyst and consummate womanizer, is brutally murdered. Claire, his wife, dazed and confused by his corpse, with a smoking gun still in her hand, seems to be the ideal culprit ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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30 April 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alibi e sospetti  »

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The detective Hercule Poirot, the investigator in the original novel, is absent from the film. See more »

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Version of Dangerous Women (1985) See more »

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The hollow
3 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Although it featured Hercules Poirot,"the hollow" (FRench title : "Le Vallon" ) was much more psychological drama than detective story.The plot essentially concerned Gerda (the wife who had lots of hang-ups),her husband John and artist Henrietta Savernake .These three characters were given French names and are lost in the supporting cast.It's hard to find who is who in this mess,even if you are familiar with the novel .The ending of the book which was deeply moving -unlike most of Christie's books it did not feature a happy end - is butchered.Good actors are wasted (Miou-Miou,Arditi,Wilson) and others are simply not up to scratch (Bruni -Tedeschi).

Two short appearances by great actress Emmanuelle Riva are the old cine buff's consolation prize.


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