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Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 11 May 2012 (USA)
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A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Rouve ... David Rousseau
Sophie Quinton ... Martine Langevin, dite Candice Lecoeur
Guillaume Gouix ... Brigadier Bruno Leloup
Arsinée Khanjian ... Juliette Geminy
Olivier Rabourdin ... Commandant Colbert
Clara Ponsot ... Betty
Eric Ruf Eric Ruf ... Simon Denner
Lyès Salem ... Gus
Joséphine de Meaux Joséphine de Meaux ... Cathy
Ken Samuels ... Jean-François Burdeau
Antoine Chappey Antoine Chappey ... Bernard-Olivier Burdeau
Frédéric Quiring Frédéric Quiring ... Clément Leprince (as Fred Quiring)
Nicolas Robin ... Julien Charlemagne
Milo Hustache-Mathieu Milo Hustache-Mathieu ... Julien Charlemagne (11 ans)
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Victoria Principal (voice)
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Storyline

"Rousseau" is a Parisian bestselling crime novelist, working on a new novel but desperately looking for a good story. "Candice Lecoeur" is a young, attractive, and vibrant woman who thinks she is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. But Candice is living far away from the city. Born in a remote area of France, she manages to become a model for the small cheese factory based in the area. She becomes a star; but only a local one. The two will meet but only after Candice has been found dead. Cause of death: suicide by sleeping pills. Rousseau is the only one who doesn't buy it and who wants to know the true cause of her death. In his search for the truth, he will be confronted with many difficulties: becoming a detective-novelist and getting respect from the locals, and going beyond what some people want to keep secret forever. Written by Parshin Vaghefi

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Official Sites:

Diaphana [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mysteriet i Mouthe See more »

Filming Locations:

Mouthe, Doubs, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,759, 13 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$42,580, 14 October 2012
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Trivia

The number 5 constantly appears throughout the movie. See more »

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The dates listed in the diary entries are consistently wrong. For example, November 20, 1999, was not a Tuesday (it was a Saturday), and October 13, 2001, was not a Thursday (it was also a Saturday.) See more »

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References The Misfits (1961) See more »

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I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Hawkins)
Interprété par Xenia
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PLeasant and unexpected film
16 January 2011 | by mcsawleySee all my reviews

A writer visits his home town in the French Jura, the coldest part of the country, and finds inspiration for his new book.

He comes across a sad event in the town: the young beauty of the county has been found dead. She was keeping a diary and he finds it. Model and actress, very attractive, she has found regional fame. Happiness is hard to pursue however, as she has a very low self esteem of herself as Marilyn may have had of Norma Jean Baker. The story unrolls among parallel fates and surprises, and offers a key to the death of Marilyn.

Among frozen sceneries, amazing things happen in this small town. You do not need to live in Los Angeles or Paris for meeting excitement, hope and disillusion.

Well acted, worth seeing, small unpretentious film with high interest.


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