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Counter Investigation (2007)

Contre-enquête (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 7 March 2007 (France)
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A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.

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Franck Mancuso

Writers:

Franck Mancuso, Lawrence Block (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Richard Malinowski
Laurent Lucas ... Daniel Eckmann
Agnès Blanchot Agnès Blanchot ... Claire Malinowski
Aurélien Recoing ... Josse
Jacques Frantz ... Michel Arnalde
Jean-François Garreaud Jean-François Garreaud ... Salinas
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Le docteur Delmas
Alexandra Goncalvez Alexandra Goncalvez ... Emilie Malinowski
Claudine Vincent Claudine Vincent ... Catherine Courrieux
Caroline Santini ... Christiane Carlier
Marie Guillard ... Mathilde Josse
Gabriel Mancuso Gabriel Mancuso ... Gabriel Josse
Thierry Bosc Thierry Bosc ... Albin Schneider
Jean-Pierre Germain Jean-Pierre Germain ... Jean-François Perrin
Benjamin Guyot Benjamin Guyot ... Lebars
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Storyline

Richard is a typical cop who spends too much time on the job and isn't always there for his family. One day as he's preparing to spend some quality time with his young daughter he gets an urgent call and responds to it - when he returns home his daughter is missing, but her body is quickly discovered. Racked with guilt he is also filled with hatred for the man arrested for the crime, but after being sent to prison the convict eventually manages to lure Richard into a secret correspondence. Doubts begin to surface - was he really the guilty man, or could this have been work of another serial child abductor who may have been in the area? Richard launches his own investigation, and finally uncovers a new witness. Gritty detective thriller. Written by Graham Inglis

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Matiere Focale.com (French)

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 March 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Contragolpe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,182, 2 March 2008

Gross USA:

$11,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,029,345
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Surprised ...
10 October 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

... by a few things. Like how good the movie was, how bad it is rated here and how convincing the main actor was in this (given the movie I saw him before was a spoof, OSS 117). Although I heard he's a big star over in France.

No wonder I say. His performance holds this movie together, which may be a little predictable and might run a bit too long, but it still is a good movie. With a very difficult topic that is. And a relationship between two characters, that is disturbing to say the least. And that's not only counting for the wife of the main character (it's his movie though, which is apparent too), but also with the other main person of the movie. It moves slowly, but if you adapt to that, than you will like it (and the twists will be a nice addition, too).


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