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Poupoupidou (2011)

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

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$42,580 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Trivia

The Helen Kane/Boop Boop a Doop connection is significant. An even more evident tie-in is that Marilyn sings this song in _Some Like It Hot_. 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 X-Files (1993) See more »

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Pure Princess
(Gérald Hustache-Mathieu / Stéphane Lopez)
Interprété par The Ermitage's Girls
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A Scandinavian style thriller on an American icon lookalike and made in France
22 January 2012 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I think the title of this review sums up the content of the movie! I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, particularly because I had no expectations. I loved the atmosphere and I think the director and crew where very attentive in giving it that 'thriller in the cold' feeling.

If you add the great soundtrack, the murder mystery and the actors, you have a very good ensemble. Sure, there were some imperfections in the plot (like who exactly is trying to kill the writer?) or loose ends (hotel girl crush on the writer) but I was so much into the atmosphere that it didn't really matter (for me) and it certainly didn't spoil my viewing experience.

I have to say though that I love thrillers with this kind of winter atmosphere like Insomnia, Les Rivières Pourpres, Whiteout or Millennium (the Swedish ones since I haven't seen the Hollywood style version yet).


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