Monday, December 6, 2010

Movie of the Week - Tell No One

This week’s movie is Tell No One (2006).

The French thriller is about a pediatrician, Alexandre Beck, who has a seemingly wonderful happy marriage. Then while out in the countryside, his wife is murdered and he is knocked unconscious and cannot remember what happened. Eight years later, two bodies are found in connection to that night and Alexandre finds himself the police’s new chief suspect in his wife’s murder. It is actor and writer-director Guillaume Canet second film, which won a number of Caesar Awards, promoting him to the tops of French commercial cinema, and giving his new film Les Petits Mouchoirs high expectations. Canet had good people around him to make the film with executive producer Luc Besson (who is like the Steven Spielberg of French cinema), cinematographer Christophe Offenstein and production designer Philippe Chiffre (both of which were retained for his next film). The film also has an excellent cast with lots of big French stars. Francois Cluzet stars in the film and Marie-Josee Croze, Andre Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Francois Berleand, Nathalie Baye, Jean Rochefort, and Marina Hands co-star. Canet also makes a cameo appearance. What makes the film great is how the mystery is unveiled. It is complicated, with lots of information. Yet for the keen observer, it can be worked out before the reveal. The characters are also diverse and fun. The film really goes a lot of places during the journey of Alexandre running and trying to figure out the truth. The film is similar (but better in both cases) to The Da Vinci Code and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is a must see for fans of mystery-thrillers and French cinema. Check out the trailer.

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