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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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France | Switzerland | Spain

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Release Date:

28 August 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El adversario See more »

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$5,747,342
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 Orson & Olivia (1995) See more »

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Desperate world of Emmanuel Carrere works well on screen
11 June 2006 | by jakkiihSee all my reviews

Emmanuel Carrere's novels are chilling, desperate and very well told. This adaptation to screen by Nicole Garcia works pretty well. If it wasn't based on a true story, you'd think that it's silly and a bit too much. The movie certainly doesn't leave a happy feeling with you, it's hopeless and sad, in everyone's point of view. So the story is told in the beginning of the movie, in the matter of fact before to movie starts, but the point isn't that at all. Film is about what's going on inside Jean Claude Romand's (played by great Daniel Auteuil) head and life during the times before he murders everyone he knows. The music in L'Adversaire is by Angelo Badalamenti, one of my favorite composers (escpecially Twin Peaks -soundtrack), and it fits perfectly. Latest adaptation of Carrere's work is La Moustache and it's directed by himself


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