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The Color of Lies (1999)

Au coeur du mensonge (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 13 January 1999 (France)
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In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the ... See full summary »

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Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Odile Barski (scenario), Claude Chabrol (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Vivianne Sterne
Jacques Gamblin ... René Sterne
Antoine de Caunes Antoine de Caunes ... Germain-Roland Desmot (as Antoine De Caunes)
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Frédérique Lesage
Bernard Verley ... Inspecteur Loudun
Bulle Ogier ... Évelyne Bordier
Pierre Martot Pierre Martot ... Regis Marchal
Noël Simsolo Noël Simsolo ... Monsieur Bordier (as Noel Simsolo)
Rodolphe Pauly Rodolphe Pauly ... Victor
Adrienne Pauly Adrienne Pauly ... Anna
Véronique Volta Véronique Volta ... Betty (as Veronique Volta)
Sylvie Flepp Sylvie Flepp ... Madame Lemoine
Florent Gibassier ... Joël Sarne
Thomas Chabrol ... Le médecin légiste
Wendy Malpeli Wendy Malpeli ... Eloïse Michel
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In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial town where people all know each other and regularly meet at the Bar des Amis, René is increasingly unsettled by the other inhabitants' suspicions and by the inspector's investigation. Children stop coming to him for lessons. His wife, Viviane, a district nurse, protects him and supports him with her love. However, a self-centred media-star writer adds to René's confusion... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 January 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Color of Lies See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A police woman with a funny voice!
10 December 2005 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

Hi :) I've just seen 5x2 and I was stricken by the main actress's voice and was so sure that I had seen this actress before. I'm french and live in Australia for many years now. Here we have SBS (special Broadcasting Service) A TV station broadcasting many different countries movies) All I could remember from this movie was that voice...Then... this was of a police woman. It gave me a very strange feeling as if something was wrong, but I watched the movie and to be honest remembered little about it either good or bad beside my earlier comment. I would like to thank IMDb for the power of their database as in desperation I input "Valeria Bruni Policiere" and I came to this movie which I'm pretty sure is the right one. Please if you were put off by Valeria then, do not miss 5x2 on this account. So was the movie so forgettable or my memory failing me, I'll let you be the judge of this. Unlike the first comment chosen to describe it I can't remember being bored but,yes, I had to get use to that voice!


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