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Le crime est notre affaire (2008)

Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!

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Prudence Beresford
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Le colonel Bélisaire Beresford
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Roderick Charpentier
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Emma Charpentier
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Frédéric Charpentier
Alexandre Lafaurie ...
Raphaël Charpentier
Christian Vadim ...
Augustin
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Le docteur François Lagarde
Yves Afonso ...
L'inspecteur Blache
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Babette Boutiti
Valériane de Villeneuve ...
Mme Clairin (as Valérianne de Villeneuve)
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Madame Valois (as Marie Lorna)
Laura Benson ...
Margaret Brown
Florence Maury ...
Diane
Agathe Hazard ...
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Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!

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Crime Is Our Business  »

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€12,000,000 (estimated)
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Chiara Mastroianni and Christian Vadim are half brother and sister. Their mother is Catherine Deneuve. See more »

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When Emma Charpentier (Chiara Mastroianni) and Doctor Lagarde (Hippolyte Girardot) kiss for the first time, we can see the boom mic in the window pane behind them. See more »

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The name of the Agatha Christie book upon which the film is based is misspelled in the credits. It appears as "Partner's in Crime". See more »


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Sway
(Quién Sera)
Written by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953)
American adaptation by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Victoria Lafaurie
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When mystery meets screwball comedy
5 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is the third Agatha Christie adaptation (and second featuring Tommy and Tuppence) by Pascal Thomas and his best to-date.

Thomas is at the top of his art when he can combine mystery and sophisticated comedy, which is the case once again in 'Le Crime est notre affaire', a loose adaptation of '4.50 From Paddington' in which Miss Marple has been replaced by Tommy and Tuppence. The mystery is exciting (a murder without a corpse) but as was the case with 'Mon petit doigt m'a dit' the pleasure also comes from the offbeat atmosphere, the strange locations , the impeccable cast with the right talented actor or actress in the right place (special kudos to Claude Rich as the old stingy pain in the neck).

The icing on the cake is the brilliant dialog, filled with witty one-liners, exchanged by a wonderful couple of modern Myrna Loy-William Powells (I mean of course the marvelous Catherine Frot and André Dussolier), as the eccentric bickering-but-loving couple of amateur sleuths.

An entertainment of very good quality.


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