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The Color of Lies

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Director  Claude Chabrol
Music director  Matthieu Chabrol
Country  France
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
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Language  French
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Release date  13 January 1999 (1999-01-13)
Writer  Odile Barski, Claude Chabrol
Screenplay  Claude Chabrol, Odile Barski
Cast  Sandrine Bonnaire (Vivianne Sterne), Jacques Gamblin (René Sterne), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Frédérique Lesage), Bernard Verley (Inspecteur Loudun), Bulle Ogier (Évelyne Bordier), Pierre Martot (Regis Marchal)
Similar movies  The Messengers, Maps to the Stars, Every Secret Thing, Assault on Precinct 13, The Gray Man, The Virgin Spring

The Color of Lies is a 1999 film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is Au cœur du mensonge (literally At the heart of the lie). The film was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Plot

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In a small town in Brittany, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. The last person to see her alive was her art teacher and professional artist René (Gamblin). He soon becomes the primary suspect in the murder investigation spearheded by the new chief of police Frédérique Lesage (Bruni-Tedeschi), which destroys his life as people in the small town believe that he is the killer although there is no hard evidence. René is completely dedicated to his wife (Bonnaire), a nurse whose perpetual happy mood is the polar opposite of his personality. Meanwhile, Frederique becomes better acquainted with the eccentric residents of the town, including an arrogant television journalist (de Caunes), a small-time crook who fences stolen goods (Marlot), and a bizarre pair of married shopkeepers (Ogier and Simsolo).

Critical reception

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The film received favorable reviews.

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Michael Thomson of BBC Films:

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Michael Atkinson of The Village Voice:

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Christopher Null of Filmcritic.com gave the film a good review but had only one issue of contention:

References

The Color of Lies Wikipedia
The Color of Lies IMDb The Color of Lies themoviedb.org


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