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Counter Investigation (2007)

Contre-enquête (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 7 March 2007 (France)
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A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.

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Franck Mancuso

Writers:

Franck Mancuso, Lawrence Block (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Richard Malinowski
Laurent Lucas ... Daniel Eckmann
Agnès Blanchot Agnès Blanchot ... Claire Malinowski
Aurélien Recoing ... Josse
Jacques Frantz ... Michel Arnalde
Jean-François Garreaud Jean-François Garreaud ... Salinas
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Le docteur Delmas
Alexandra Goncalvez Alexandra Goncalvez ... Emilie Malinowski
Claudine Vincent Claudine Vincent ... Catherine Courrieux
Caroline Santini ... Christiane Carlier
Marie Guillard ... Mathilde Josse
Gabriel Mancuso Gabriel Mancuso ... Gabriel Josse
Thierry Bosc Thierry Bosc ... Albin Schneider
Jean-Pierre Germain Jean-Pierre Germain ... Jean-François Perrin
Benjamin Guyot Benjamin Guyot ... Lebars
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Storyline

Richard is a typical cop who spends too much time on the job and isn't always there for his family. One day as he's preparing to spend some quality time with his young daughter he gets an urgent call and responds to it - when he returns home his daughter is missing, but her body is quickly discovered. Racked with guilt he is also filled with hatred for the man arrested for the crime, but after being sent to prison the convict eventually manages to lure Richard into a secret correspondence. Doubts begin to surface - was he really the guilty man, or could this have been work of another serial child abductor who may have been in the area? Richard launches his own investigation, and finally uncovers a new witness. Gritty detective thriller. Written by Graham Inglis

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Matiere Focale.com (French)

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 March 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Contragolpe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,182, 2 March 2008

Gross USA:

$11,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,029,345
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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5 January 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Having watched for years Jean Dujardin in his hilarious sitcom "Un Gars Une Fille" ,I was wondering how he would manage in a dramatic story.He is quite convincing ,as is Laurent Lucas in a shady role.The story is ,except for the debatable ending,close to the famous Boileau-Narcejac frame-ups with a dash of Patricia Highsmith thrown in for good measure ,but the characters lack in-depth psychology.The movie is too short and the part of Daniel is underwritten.The scene when Dujardin arrives on the scene of the crime shows the influence of Clint Eastwood's "Mystic river" .All in all,this is a rather good thriller,which could have been really great.The short nightmare scene ("I can't ,dad,I'm dead") is effective.


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