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A Private Affair (2002)

Une affaire privée (original title)
It's been six months since Rachel Siprien disappeared. At the request of Rachel's mother, private detective François takes over the investigation. The young woman, with a complex and ... See full summary »

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Guillaume Nicloux
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Thierry Lhermitte ... François Manéri
Marion Cotillard ... Clarisse Entoven
Samuel Le Bihan ... Vincent Walt
Aurore Clément ... Madame Siprien
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Femme bar de nuit
Jeanne Balibar ... Sylvie, l'ex de Manéri
Robert Hirsch Robert Hirsch ... Vieil homme
Garance Clavel ... Sandrine Pujol
Clovis Cornillac ... Freddy
Lydia Andrei Lydia Andrei ... Marion
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Homme Apolus
Consuelo De Haviland Consuelo De Haviland ... Claudine Després, la directrice de l'agence
Niels Arestrup ... Le père de Rachel
Philippe Nahon ... Mathieu
Marie-Armelle Deguy Marie-Armelle Deguy ... Nadège, la soeur de Manéri
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It's been six months since Rachel Siprien disappeared. At the request of Rachel's mother, private detective François takes over the investigation. The young woman, with a complex and multi-faceted personality, is part of a strange network made up of her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, her stepfather and everyone who knows her well or even slightly. François begins to frequent these various friends and acquaintances, and penetrates Rachel's daytime and nocturnal habitat. He spies, asks disturbing questions, and intentionally fills in the blanks left by those he questions. Written by Polly_Kat

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In France, every 10 minutes a person disappears


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Moody, murky, sexy detective story - and a glimpse into the life of the detective
20 August 2002 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

A moody, sexy French detective story with more than a passing nod to the film noir tradition. We enter the strange murky world of private detective François Manéri as he tries to find out what happened to a missing girl. There's a lot to keep track of, and lots of false leads, but the overall achievement is in creating the story through the eyes of the main character, with all his flaws, than in a cut and paste murder mystery. I found the European very natural depiction of the skilled but all too human detective captivating, in stark contrast to the more formulaic characters of American detective stories.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 April 2002 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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$2,216,230
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2.35 : 1
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