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L'adversaire (2002)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jean-Marc Faure
... Christine Faure
... Luc
... Marianne
Alice Fauvet ... Alice
Martin Jobert ... Vincent
Michel Cassagne ... Le père de Jean-Marc
Joséphine Derenne ... La mère de Jean-Marc
Anne Loiret ... Cécile
Olivier Cruveiller ... Jean-Jacques
... La mère de Christine
Nicolas Abraham ... Xavier
... Le père de Christine
... Rémi
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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28 August 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El adversario  »

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$2,242,890 (France), 30 August 2002
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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 »

Goofs

Near the parking lot where Jean Marc Faure lives, we see, several time, a Volkswagen Golf III. This model was built and put on the market in 1991, yet the movie takes place in 1989. See more »

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Referenced in Pourquoi (pas) le Brésil (2004) See more »

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Desperate world of Emmanuel Carrere works well on screen
11 June 2006 | by See 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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