Au Coeur du Mensonge

Overview

This thriller from veteran director Claude Chabrol is a tense suspense drama, leavened with sly humor, about the fallout from a shocking crime in a small town. Frederique Lesage Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, the new chief of police in a cozy and fashionable seaside community in Brittany, soon finds her job more eventful than she expected when a ten-year-old girl is found raped and murdered. The last person to see her alive was René Sterne Jacques Gamblin, a cynical and once-famous artist who has fallen on hard times ...
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Overview

This thriller from veteran director Claude Chabrol is a tense suspense drama, leavened with sly humor, about the fallout from a shocking crime in a small town. Frederique Lesage Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, the new chief of police in a cozy and fashionable seaside community in Brittany, soon finds her job more eventful than she expected when a ten-year-old girl is found raped and murdered. The last person to see her alive was René Sterne Jacques Gamblin, a cynical and once-famous artist who has fallen on hard times and gives drawing lessons to children to make ends meet. René, who is passionately devoted to his wife Sandrine Bonnaire, a nurse whose perpetual good cheer is the polar opposite of his personality, quickly becomes the prime suspect in the absence of any real clues. Meanwhile, Frederique becomes better acquainted with the eccentric residents of the town, including a self-important TV journalist Antoine de Caunes, a small-time crook who fences stolen goods Pierre Marlot, and a curious pair of married shopkeepers Bulle Ogier and Noel Simsolo. Chabrol's son Matthieu Chabrol composed the score for this film.
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Special Features

16x9 Enhanced; "Moteurs Actions Indiscretions" A Making of documentary on The Color of Lies; A presentation by film scholar Joel Magny; Orginal French trailer; Stills gallery; Optional English subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • UPC: 698452202839
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kimstim
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandrine Bonnaire Vivian Sterne
Jacques Gamblin Rene Sterne
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi Frederique Lesage
Antoine de Caunes Germain-Rolane Desmot
Bernard Verley Detective Loudun
Bulle Ogier Yvelyne Bordier
Pierre Martot Regis Marchal
Noel Simsolo M. Bordier
Adrienne Pauly Anna
Technical Credits
Claude Chabrol Director, Screenwriter
Odile Barski Screenwriter
Francoise Benoit-Fresco Production Designer
Matthieu Chabrol Score Composer
Yvon Crenn Production Manager
Monique Fardoulis Editor
Christian Fontaine Sound/Sound Designer
Corinne Jorry Costumes/Costume Designer
Marin Karmitz Producer
Cecile Maistre Asst. Director
Eduardo Serra Cinematographer
Jean-Bernard Thomasson Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Villand Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [7:58]
2. The Local Celebrity [7:56]
3. The Recital [6:12]
4. À Le Cancalais [11:03]
5. On the Battlements [9:18]
6. Eloise's Funeral [6:01]
7. The 34th Man [4:05]
8. The End of the Affair [13:28]
9. Desmot for Dinner [12:35]
10. Domain of the Dead [8:25]
11. Further Inquiries [12:33]
12. True Confessions [8:27]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      "Moteur Action Indiscrétions" A Making of Documentary on The Colour of Lies
      A Presentation By Film Scholar Joel Magny
      Original French Trailer
      Optional English Subtitles
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