WriterSacha Guitry, Jean Becker Release date2001 GenresComedy, Black comedy, World cinema CastJacques Villeret (Jojo Braconnier), Josiane Balasko (Lulu Braconnier), André Dussollier (Maître Jacquard), Suzanne Flon (La maîtresse), Gérard Hernandez (Jacky), Roland Magdane (Le patron du café) Similar moviesDirected by Jean Becker, Jacques Villeret movies, France movies
A Crime in Paradise (French: Un crime au paradis) is a 2001 French comedy film directed by Jean Becker, written by Sacha Guitry, and starring Jacques Villeret and Josiane Balasko. The scenario was used on the film La Poison (1951).
1980, in a rural village in the Lyon region, Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost. Joseph Poacher ("Jojo") and his wife Lucienne ("Lulu"), a nagging shrew and inveterate alcoholic, lead a married life for the less confrontational, in their farm located in a place called "Paradise". One day, Jojo watches a story on television about a brilliant lawyer who has just achieved his twenty-fifth acquittal. Very impressed, Jojo will seeks the lawyer out. He tells her he killed his wife even though he hasn't actually yet done so. By a set of very clever questions, is explaining how he would have had to make to be pretty sure to get the extenuating circumstances. Jojo in then returns to "Paradise" and begins to organize, as directed by the lawyer, the staging of the "perfect crime".