Crime Is Our Business (2008)
"Le crime est notre affaire" (original title)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roderick Charpentier
Emma Charpentier
Frédéric Charpentier
Alexandre Lafaurie ...
Raphaël Charpentier
Christian Vadim ...
Le docteur François Lagarde
Yves Afonso ...
L'inspecteur Blache
Annie Cordy ...
Babette Boutiti
Valériane de Villeneuve ...
Mme Clairin (as Valérianne de Villeneuve)
Madame Valois (as Marie Lorna)
Laura Benson ...
Margaret Brown
Florence Maury ...
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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15 October 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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 »


Version of Uso o tsuku shitai (2006) See more »


(Quién Sera)
Written by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953)
American adaptation by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Victoria Lafaurie
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Absurdly hilarious and witty - an under-appreciated French comedy
12 April 2009 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I don't normally go for the comedy genre, but Crime is Our Business is just irresistibly and chokingly hilarious and at the same time extremely witty.

The acting by Mr and Mrs Beresford ignites the chemistry of the magically perfect pairing up of two top-notch comedians. The movie keeps its story line of murder mystery and suspense and at the same time is fully capable of supplying the audience with unceasing outbursts of laughters and satire.

An unmissable French comedy which is highly unforgettable and sets the bar higher for its counterparts. Welcome on board the insane business of Mr and Mrs Beresford!

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