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Partners in Crime (2012)
"Associés contre le crime: L'oeuf d'Ambroise" (original title)

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The Beresfords are tasked with finding what happened to a Russian heiress who's mysteriously disappeared.

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Marie Van Dinh (as Linh-Dan Pham)
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Docteur Nicolas Roscoff
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Docteur Matarazzi
Eric Naggar ...
Docteur Jünger
Bernard Verley ...
Le Général
Hervé Pierre ...
Le médecin de famille (as Hervé Pierre de la Comédie Française)
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Marie-Christine
François Bettens ...
Rudi
Julos Beaucarne ...
Le père de Prudence
Caroline Pigozzi ...
Albane, l'éditrice
Jean-Jacques Lefrère ...
L'animateur TV
Georges Chappuis ...
Georges
Alexandre Lafaurie ...
Hector
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Prudence and Bélisaire Beresford have decided to take things easy. But when a rich Russian heiress disappears, Prudence can't resist and Bélisaire is forced onto the adventure. Their investigation will put them on the trail of a mysterious scientist who holds the secret to eternal youth... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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22 August 2012 (France)  »

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€9,450,000 (estimated)
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The filmmakers had a lot of trouble obtaining the rights to feature the picture of Cary Grant shown in the film. Barbara Harris, his widow, eventually saw part of the film and gave her approval. See more »

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Follows Crime Is Our Business (2008) See more »

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Too leisurely paced
18 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

"Partners In Crime" is ostensibly based on an Agatha Christie short story, but I'm going to venture a guess and say it has little to do with it, since - as far as I know - Christie never explored science fiction territory, which is the genre the story told here really belongs to. But I've never really had a problem with Christie adaptations that are far removed from the original text; I do have a problem with Christie adaptations that lack any sort of urgency, which "Partners In Crime" is guilty of. This film is more of a seriocomic study of mid-life crisis and thirst for excitement with a sci-fi angle than a "traditional" Christie mystery; the humor is subtle - often too subtle - and the pacing is extremely leisurely. However, Catherine Frot (who remains VERY attractive in her mid-50s) and André Dussollier do have an affectionate and believable chemistry as a couple, and the locations are pleasing to the eye. ** out of 4.


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