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Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 11 May 2012 (USA)
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A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
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David Rousseau
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Martine Langevin, dite Candice Lecoeur
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Brigadier Bruno Leloup
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Juliette Geminy
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Commandant Colbert
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Betty
Eric Ruf ...
Simon Denner
Lyès Salem ...
Gus
Joséphine de Meaux ...
Cathy
Ken Samuels ...
Jean-François Burdeau
Antoine Chappey ...
Bernard-Olivier Burdeau
Frédéric Quiring ...
Clément Leprince (as Fred Quiring)
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Julien Charlemagne
Milo Hustache-Mathieu ...
Julien Charlemagne (11 ans)
Anne Le Ny ...
Victoria Principal (voice)
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"Rousseau" is a Parisian bestselling crime novelist, working on a new novel but desperately looking for a good story. "Candice Lecoeur" is a young, attractive, and vibrant woman who thinks she is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. But Candice is living far away from the city. Born in a remote area of France, she manages to become a model for the small cheese factory based in the area. She becomes a star; but only a local one. The two will meet but only after Candice has been found dead. Cause of death: suicide by sleeping pills. Rousseau is the only one who doesn't buy it and who wants to know the true cause of her death. In his search for the truth, he will be confronted with many difficulties: becoming a detective-novelist and getting respect from the locals, and going beyond what some people want to keep secret forever. Written by Parshin Vaghefi

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Mysteriet i Mouthe  »

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$3,759 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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$42,580 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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The song Martine/Candice sings is "I Wanna Be Loved By You". Debbie Reynolds sang this in the movie 'Three Little Words' although in that movie, in spite of her excellent singing voice, she was dubbed by Helen Kane, the original Boop Boop a Doop girl. See more »

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The dates listed in the diary entries are consistently wrong. For example, November 20, 1999, was not a Tuesday (it was a Saturday), and October 13, 2001, was not a Thursday (it was also a Saturday.) See more »

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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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I Wanna Be Loved by You
Written by Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar and Herbert Stothart
Interprété par Ava
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Good well made French Fargo but much better
7 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well made film wacky funny somewhat surreal mystery of the death of a Marilyn Monroe reincarnation doomed to suffer a similar fate.

I love these crazy kind of movies this one was a pleasant surprise from Netflix streaming.

It is basically a comedy and had to be written by an American or an americanphile Frenchman. All the little details like Jiminey Cricket.

You just have to watch this thing.

Oh and there is a decent gay character. Rare.

You will enjoy this I think.

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