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J'ai tué Clémence Acéra (2001)

A man's wife has disappeared ;Her diary gives the police detailed account of their sexual life.


Jean-Luc Gaget


Stephen Dixon (book), Jean-Luc Gaget
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Paul Alimi
Catherine Mouchet ... Inspector Woland
Sacha Bourdo ... Inspector Michkine
Pia Baresch ... The amnesic girl
Samir Guesmi ... Louis Ben Saïd, Clémence's lover
Zinedine Soualem ... Jimmy, the grocer
Estelle Larrivaz Estelle Larrivaz ... Betty's Club girl
Camille Japy Camille Japy ... Morgue employee
Cécile Richard Cécile Richard ... Johane, Paul's sister
Alexander Scheer ... The hobo
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Yves, Paul's brother-in-law
Frédéric Gélard Frédéric Gélard ... Barman with red horns
Christophe Grundmann Christophe Grundmann ... Antoine, the neighbor
Isabelle Meyer Isabelle Meyer ... Nurse
Roger Gaullot Roger Gaullot ... Racetrack colleague


In Lyon,a man's wife has disappeared ;the woman captain and her colleague flips through her diary :they discovers that all was not that much well in their couple:she 's a frustrated woman ,her hubby is a washout sexually.He desperately tries to refute the runaway's lines which do not paint a rosy picture of their matrimonial life ;she even wrote that he would go as far as to beat her ;overnight, the abandoned man becomes a suspect . Written by dbdumonteil

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Gone girl.
3 July 2018 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This movie got off to a most auspicious start: a man's wife has disappeared ;the woman captain (played by the always reliable Catherine Mouchet ,who was a memorable Sainte Thérèse De Lisieux) and her colleague flips through her diary :the husband discovers that all was not that musch well in their couple:she 's a frustrated woman ,her hubby is a washout sexually.Pretty soon, he becomes the main suspect .

Sadly ,the writers do not keep their promises ;the story becomes muddled ,with an amnesiac woman who could be the runaway, phantasms (?):the scene when the couple makes love whilst all their neighbors at their window heartily applaude them bears more than a distant resemblance to the final scene in Roman Polanski's "Le locataire" aka "the tenant "(1976);when the movie goes thriller again ,the long scene in the morgue is reminiscent of Henri Georges Clouzot's "Les Diaboliques ".(1955)

The ending is confusing ,and as the plot becomes harder and harder to catch up with,some viewers might call it a day before it;too bad after an interesting beginning.

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11 April 2001 (France) See more »

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