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R.I.F. (2011)

R.I.F. (Recherches dans l'Intérêt des Familles) (original title)
A policeman takes his family on a holiday, and after almost hitting a wild hog, the car won't start. They get hike with a guy scrutinizing his pretty wife. Shortly after, she disappears.

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Stéphane Monnereau
Pascal Elbé ...
Capitaine Bertrand Barthélémy
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Valérie Monnereau
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Chef Marion Marquand
Eric Ruf ...
Jean-Dominique Perrin (as Eric Ruf Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Pascal Elso ...
Christian Baumann
Carlo Brandt ...
Richard Jorelle
Agnès Blanchot ...
Charlène Riback
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Sandra Giuliani
Mado Maurin ...
La mère de Jorelle
Aladin Reibel ...
Menghetti
Bruno Magne ...
Albert Koskas
Jean-Pierre Rochette ...
Thomas Francourt
Talid Ariss ...
Théo Monnereau
Marie-Bénédicte Roy ...
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A policeman takes his family on a holiday, and after almost hitting a wild hog, the car won't start. They get hike with a guy scrutinizing his pretty wife. Shortly after, she disappears.

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31 August 2011 (France)  »

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€5,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Another take on lost wife-story
6 December 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

A police man takes his wife and 10 year old son out on a long deserved holiday into a rural district in France. A wild hog runs out in front of the car, and after a violent hit on the breaks, the car won't start again, and there's no mobile connection. They get hike with a strange guy driving a pickup, scrutinizing the wife. The wife is left on the gas station as the police man and his son gets off to fetch the car with a towing service, and when they arrive back at the gas station, his wife is gone.

This is the start of this fine French thriller, reminding somewhat of the brilliant "Tell no one". This is not of th same quality, but still good and interesting. The unfolding of the mystery is quite realistic in how such a case would unfold. With suspicions, despair, misunderstandings and little things being scrutinized by the police.

This is the first feature directed I see by this author, Franck Mancuso, which is better known for his script writing than directional work. The film is kept in a bleak color, almost Nordic noir alike, with hand held camera. Another take on what happens when "a lady vanishes". It's tense, mysterious and unravels slowly as we feel both the tension and get to know the truth.

A well made thriller, which is very close to what could happen in such a situation. Beliavable in all ways. A recommended watch if you're out for a thriller.


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