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Towards Zero

Overview

By the Pricking of My Thumbs director Pascal Thomas returns to the written word of Agatha Christie for inspiration, and the result is a lively whodunit centering on a deadly family gathering and the exquisite sleuthing skills of hyper-perceptive crime-fighter Superintendent Bataille. For the past twenty-odd years, elderly dowager Camilla Tresillian Danielle Darrieux has maintained a quiet existence in her sprawling mansion, where her every need is attended to by professional caretaker Marie-Adeline Alessandra ...
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Overview

By the Pricking of My Thumbs director Pascal Thomas returns to the written word of Agatha Christie for inspiration, and the result is a lively whodunit centering on a deadly family gathering and the exquisite sleuthing skills of hyper-perceptive crime-fighter Superintendent Bataille. For the past twenty-odd years, elderly dowager Camilla Tresillian Danielle Darrieux has maintained a quiet existence in her sprawling mansion, where her every need is attended to by professional caretaker Marie-Adeline Alessandra Martines and stern-eyed personal maid Barrette Carmen Durand. The familiar silence of Camilla's world is suddenly interrupted, however, when a series of relatives including her spendthrift nephew Guillaume Melvil Poupaud and his second wife Caroline Laura Smet are summoned to her mansion for a long overdue family gathering. Much to the Guillaume's dismay, his first wife Aude Chiara Mastroianni is also on the guest list, as is worldly adventurer Thomas Rondeau Clement Thomas, who has always carried a torch for the pretty divorcée. Likewise, notorious ladies man Fred Latimer Xavier Thiam turns up casting a longing gaze at Caroline, and as the rest of the guests begin to arrive it becomes increasingly apparent that they all anticipate a hearty inheritance from their increasingly frail host. When Judge Trevoz Jacques Sereys, a special guest of Camilla's, becomes the first victim in a painstakingly planned double homicide, it begins to appear as if Guillaume's greed has finally gotten the best of him. As with most well executed crimes, however, the truth is a far cry from initial appearances and fortunately Superintendent Bataille just so happens to be vacationing in the region. Now, as the clue-sniffing sleuth and his policeman nephew interrupt Camilla's party in hopes of ferreting out a killer, it quickly becomes apparent that everyone in the mansion has a motive for murder.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2010
  • UPC: 698452207933
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Kimstim
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,715

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
François Morel , Superintendent Bataille
Danielle Darrieux , Camilla Tresillian
Melvil Poupaud , Guillaume
Laura Smet , Caroline
Chiara Mastroianni
Alessandra Martines , Marie-Adeline
Clement Thomas , Thomas Rondeau
Xavier Thiam , Fred Latimer
Herve Pierre
Vania Plemiannikov
Jacques Sereys , Judge Trevoz
Paul Minthe
Valériane De Villeneuve
Carmen Durand , Barrette
Dominique Reymond
Camille Balsan
Ariane Rousseau
Hassen Brahiti
Bernard Marcate
Technical Credits
Pascal Thomas Director
Catherine Bouchard Costumes/Costume Designer
Francois Caviglioli Screenwriter
Clemence de Bieville Screenwriter
Marie de la Selle Editor
Catherine Dubeau Editor
Roland Duval Screenwriter
Nathalie Lafaurie Screenwriter
Pierre Lenoir Sound/Sound Designer
Elena Mano Editor
Thierry Mauvoisin Asst. Director
Renan Polles Cinematographer
Reinhardt Wagner Score Composer
Hubert Watrinet Producer
Katia Wyszkop Art Director
Bernadette Zinck Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Towards Zero
1. Zero Hour [7:13]
2. False Confession [3:39]
3. Reconnecting [9:37]
4. Tension Between Wives [10:04]
5. Murder Stories [10:30]
6. Beach Birdwatching [5:03]
7. Death In the Household [11:12]
8. Investigating Begins [16:02]
9. New Evidence [11:51]
10. Confessional Ferry Ride [12:50]
11. New Beginnings [4:00]
12. End Titles [1:40]
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Disc #1 -- Towards Zero
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