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L'autre vie de Richard Kemp (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Fantasy, Thriller | 5 June 2013 (France)
Inspector Richard Kemp never got around to putting the handcuffs around the Eardrum Slasher, a dangerous serial killer whose rampage began 20 years before. When Hélène, a psychologist, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Richard Kemp
Mélanie Thierry ... Hélène Batistelli
Philippe Berodot Philippe Berodot ... Verbeck
Jean-Henri Compère Jean-Henri Compère ... Simon Rouannec
Pierre Moure ... Xavier
Loïc Rojouan Loïc Rojouan ... Marseglia
Frédéric Saurel Frédéric Saurel ... Pierrot (as Fred Saurel)
Nicolas Villemagne Nicolas Villemagne ... Perce-Oreille
Adrien Cauchetier Adrien Cauchetier ... François
Elsa Galles Elsa Galles ... Jeanne
Frédéric Kneip Frédéric Kneip ... Légiste (as Fred Kneip)
Marie-Bénédicte Cazeneuve Marie-Bénédicte Cazeneuve ... Femme des archives
Hervé Lacroix ... Policier rue 1909
Pierre Renverseau Pierre Renverseau ... Doublure Richard
Marjorie de Larquier Marjorie de Larquier ... Journaliste


Inspector Richard Kemp never got around to putting the handcuffs around the Eardrum Slasher, a dangerous serial killer whose rampage began 20 years before. When Hélène, a psychologist, witnesses the Slasher's latest crime and offers to testify, Kemp falls in love with her at first sight. In a mysterious turn of event, Kemp is suddenly transported back in time to the site of the Eardrum Slasher's first murder, he realizes that this could provide a second chance to catch the killer. As he tries to help his younger self and meets the much younger Hélène, Kemp triggers a series of events with unforeseen consequences. Written by Anonymous

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5 June 2013 (France) See more »

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The map that Kemp keeps using is actually of the port of Rotterdam, and not any port in France where the film is supposed to take place. See more »

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L'autre vie de Richard Kemp
12 August 2014 | by BaceserasSee all my reviews

"The Other Life of Richard Kemp"? . . . ye-es, but not exactly. The deadpan title works in French, but in English it's a bit of a blank; something else must be found, but the distributors have come up with "Back in Crime," suggesting a banal Time-Cop movie. "L'autre vie" is something else entirely - the time travel serves as an uncanny portal: Chief Inspector Richard Kemp is thrown back twenty years, to when he was a lone wolf detective, over-proud of his rep as best on the force, Co-existing in 1989, the older Kemp is afraid to approach the younger - he spies on himself, and works secretly in parallel to undo the mistakes that let a killer get away. And meanwhile the older Kemp is falling in love with the psychologist he first met on the last day of his first life. A "rebirth through water" motif might be a nod to De Palma's "Femme Fatale"; and the seductive camera movements and layered compositions also hint that the writer-director Germinal Alvarez has learned from his great precedent. But Alvarez brings out a triste atmosphere that's all his own. Best romantic thriller I've seen in a long time.

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