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A Crime in Paradise (2001)

Un crime au paradis (original title)
In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Becker

Writers:

Sacha Guitry, Sébastien Japrisot (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Villeret ... Jojo Braconnier
Josiane Balasko ... Lulu Braconnier
André Dussollier ... Maître Jacquard
Suzanne Flon ... La maîtresse
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Jacky
Roland Magdane ... Le patron du café
Valérie Mairesse ... Magali
Maryse Deol Maryse Deol ... La mercière
Jenny Clève ... Mme Bertrand, l'épicière
Daniel Prévost ... L'avocat Miramont
Jacques Dacqmine ... Le président Laborde
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Le juge Frégard
Christine Delaroche Christine Delaroche ... Geneviève, la secrétaire de Jacquard
Eric Bougnon Eric Bougnon ... Le gendarme Briscot
Armand Chagot Armand Chagot ... L'adjudant
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In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine... Written by Loic

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 February 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Crime in Paradise See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,026
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Remake of La Poison (1951) See more »

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C'est la vie !
23 April 2003 | by cmitticaSee all my reviews

It's a french film, located in the french countryside, with that unique french feeling that stays right between drama and humor: one hour and a half that run like fresh water. Not a chef-d'oeuvre, but really pleasant. One thing to appreciate is that characters are as natural as it is in everyday life, and the plot seems to come out of a province's newspaper as well. 7 out of 10.


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