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The Color of Lies (1999)

Au coeur du mensonge (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 13 January 1999 (France)
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In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Odile Barski (scenario), Claude Chabrol (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Sandrine Bonnaire ... Vivianne Sterne
Jacques Gamblin ... René Sterne
Antoine de Caunes ... Germain-Roland Desmot (as Antoine De Caunes)
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Frédérique Lesage
Bernard Verley ... Inspecteur Loudun
Bulle Ogier ... Évelyne Bordier
Pierre Martot Pierre Martot ... Regis Marchal
Noël Simsolo Noël Simsolo ... Monsieur Bordier (as Noel Simsolo)
Rodolphe Pauly Rodolphe Pauly ... Victor
Adrienne Pauly Adrienne Pauly ... Anna
Véronique Volta Véronique Volta ... Betty (as Veronique Volta)
Sylvie Flepp Sylvie Flepp ... Madame Lemoine
Florent Gibassier ... Joël Sarne
Thomas Chabrol ... Le médecin légiste
Wendy Malpeli Wendy Malpeli ... Eloïse Michel
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In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial town where people all know each other and regularly meet at the Bar des Amis, René is increasingly unsettled by the other inhabitants' suspicions and by the inspector's investigation. Children stop coming to him for lessons. His wife, Viviane, a district nurse, protects him and supports him with her love. However, a self-centred media-star writer adds to René's confusion... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Life in society is possible if based on lies.
9 February 1999 | by Ana-4See all my reviews

The hypothesis of Chabrol: that life in society is only possible if it is based on lies, in the film, is a total lie! Also, it's interesting that the narrator at the actual time of these problems: pedophilia, unemployment, female cops (on television), was neurotic. It seems contrived in many situations: the infidelity of Vivianne (the nude painting of her), the assassin (the photo that was found in the assassin's bag).


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 January 1999 (France) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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