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In the Shadow of Iris (2016)

Iris (original title)
TV-MA | | Thriller | 16 November 2016 (France)
Iris, young wife of a banker, disappears in Paris. Maybe a mechanic with many debts is involved in the strange affair. A really complicated job for the police.


Jalil Lespert


Andrew Bovell (screenplay), Jérémie Guez (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Max / Mechanic
Jalil Lespert Jalil Lespert ... Antoine / Husband
Hélène Barbry Hélène Barbry ... Iris / Wife
Charlotte Le Bon ... Claudia / Antoine's Mistress
Adel Bencherif ... Malek / Capitaine / superintendent
Camille Cottin ... Nathalie / Capitaine / superintendent
Sophie Verbeeck ... Nina / Max's ex-wife
Jalis Laleg Jalis Laleg ... Eli / Max's son
Violetta Sanchez Violetta Sanchez ... Sarah / Antoine's assistant
Gina Haller Gina Haller ... Laura
Félix Cohen Félix Cohen ... Maître d'hôtel restaurant / Butler
Waël Sersoub Waël Sersoub ... Voiturier / Waiter restaurant
Benoit Rabillé Benoit Rabillé ... Agent police 1
Antoine Bujoli Antoine Bujoli ... Agent police 2
Mourad Frarema Mourad Frarema ... Flic / Cop 1 Monceau


Iris, the statuesque dark-haired wife of the wealthy Parisian banker, Antoine Doriot, vanishes into thin air while the latter settles the bill at an elegant restaurant downtown. Furthermore, things will take a turn for the worse, when only a few hours later, much to his surprise, Antoine will receive a disturbing call from a merciless kidnapper demanding half a million euros in ransom in exchange for his abducted wife. As a result, under police surveillance, Antoine will follow to the letter the kidnapper's instructions with the intention to deliver the money, nevertheless, nothing will go as planned. By now, not much is making sense, while the helpless Iris is still missing. What has really happened to her? Written by Nick Riganas

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France | Belgium



Release Date:

16 November 2016 (France) See more »

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In the Shadow of Iris See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Prologue Iris
Music by 'A Winged Victory For The Sullen'
Written by Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie
(P) 2016 Erased Tapes Records Ltd. under exclusive license from WY Productions
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interesting despite some holes
6 September 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I won't go into all the holes in "In the Shadow of Iris," a French film from 2016. They are well covered in a preceding review.

Romain Duris stars as the beleaguered Max, who comes under suspicion when the wife of a businessman disappears, apparently kidnapped.

I won't say anything else about the plot. Have you seen it before? Yes, but others in the same ilk were nowhere near as confusing. The flashbacks seem way out of sequence. It all comes together in the end, though.

Charlotte LeBon is gorgeous with a figure to die for and we do see a lot of it. This movie is French, so there is sex, including S&M all over the place.

Most of the drama comes from Duris, and he's excellent. The rest of the cast is good: Jalil Lespert, Camille Cotin, Adele Bencherif, and Helene Barbry.

Strange and dark, it will remind you somewhat of Hitchcock. But he was easier to follow.

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