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The Adversary (2002)

L'adversaire (original title)
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When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years.

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Nicole Garcia
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Daniel Auteuil ... Jean-Marc Faure
Géraldine Pailhas ... Christine Faure
François Cluzet ... Luc
Emmanuelle Devos ... Marianne
Alice Fauvet Alice Fauvet ... Alice
Martin Jobert Martin Jobert ... Vincent
Michel Cassagne Michel Cassagne ... Le père de Jean-Marc
Joséphine Derenne Joséphine Derenne ... La mère de Jean-Marc
Anne Loiret ... Cécile
Olivier Cruveiller Olivier Cruveiller ... Jean-Jacques
Nadine Alari ... La mère de Christine
Nicolas Abraham Nicolas Abraham ... Xavier
Bernard Fresson ... Le père de Christine
François Berléand ... Rémi
Muriel Amat Muriel Amat
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When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years.

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Based on a true story, that of Jean-Claude Romand, who on January 9, 1993, killed his wife, two children and both his parents. See more »

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The movie takes place in 1989. In France all the cars had yellow headlights. White headlights were legalized in 1993. See more »

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Features Papa Beaver's Story Time (1993) See more »

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A dark, sadly true story, with a masterly performance of Daniel Auteuil
1 October 2002 | by xuSee all my reviews

This is a tough, poignant film - as it evolves, the viewer becomes submerged in the dark universe of the main character, a man living a lie for years in front of his family and friends. Daniel Auteuil is, as usual, absolutely masterful, expressing extremely well the quiet and sombre nature of the character and the conflicts going on in his mind. Sadly a true story, it approaches us to the dark universe of a person capable of the worst to hide the truth.


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France | Switzerland | Spain

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French | English

Release Date:

28 August 2002 (France) See more »

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El adversario See more »

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$5,747,342
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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