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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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"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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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,759, 13 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$42,580, 14 October 2012
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Trivia

The Helen Kane/Boop Boop a Doop connection is significant. An even more evident tie-in is that Marilyn sings this song in _Some Like It Hot_. 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 Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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Concerto pour violon en ré majeur Op. 35
Canzonetta: Andante
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violon: T. Nishizaki
Performed by Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as Orchestre Philharmonique de Slovaquie) dirigé par K. Jean
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Marilyn Redux
28 January 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

David Rousseau is a crime mystery writer driving through a small town in France when he happens upon an ambulance loading a body into the back. Candice Lecoeur, a semi famous model has been found dead in the snow of an apparent suicide. Rousseau becomes obsessed with the death which closely parallels the life of Marilyn Monroe. With the premise of writing a new novel, he investigates the circumstances and final days of Lecoeur's life. He befriends a local detective and they team up to solve the possibility of a crime.

Through a series of flashbacks, Lecoeur's life is examined using diaries she had written from her teens to present day. This is a top notch mystery thriller with excellent performances by the two leads, Jean-Paul Rouve as Rosseau and Sophie Quinton as Lecoeur. It is heart breaking at times but well worth your time, an 8/10.


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