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38 témoins (2012)

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A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help.

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Pierre Morvand
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Louise Morvand
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Sylvie Loriot
François Feroleto ...
Le capitaine Léonard
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Anne
Patrick Descamps ...
Petrini
Didier Sandre ...
Le procureur Lacourt
Bernard Mazzinghi ...
Le directeur de la PJ
Laurent Fernandez ...
Le chef de groupe
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Le jeune officier de police
Philippe Résimont ...
L'homme violent
Sébastien Libessart ...
Témoin #1
Dimitri Rataud ...
Témoin #2
Vincent Lebodo ...
Témoin #3 (as Vincent Le Bodo)
Anne-Sophie Pauchet ...
Témoin #4
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A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help.

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14 March 2012 (France)  »

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38 Sahit  »

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Truth disunites members of a community
12 October 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

In this story, there is no many room for actors to show all their skills. So, on the point of the performance of the actors, the film is rather dull. What is thrilling in this story, is the fact that the community of the neighborhood stays united while everybody lies about having heard the yelling of the woman savagely assassinated and nobody took the initiative of calling the police. That is, it seems that the lie cement the relationships between the members of the community. When truth comes to light, and the members of the neighborhood have to confess to the police that they heard, indeed, the yelling of the victim, each member gets aware of his own cowardice and the cowardice of each of the other members. So, the relationships between the members are severely shaken. And because of this trauma, the community takes Pierre Morvan as a scapegoat and start to abhor him. Also his wife, who during the hole story affirms to support him in any circumstance, his wife quits. The moral of the story seems to be that a lie is stronger than the truth to cement the relationship of a group of people.


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