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The Color of Lies Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Gamblin, Antoine de Caunes, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Bulle Ogier

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THE COLOR OF LIES (Au Coeur du Mensonge) is a movie written and directed by Claude Chabrol in 1999. The picture was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

In a small town of the Bretagne region, a 10 years old girl is raped and killed. Inspector Lesage investigates but there is no clue at all. So she decides to listen to people in order to find something interesting that may help her. RenÚ Sterne, the drawing teacher of the little girl, is the last person to have seen her alive. Soon, he has to face the local rumors. Meanwhile, his wife, Sandrine Bonnaire, is seduced by the famous journalist Antoine de Caunes that ţs enjoying his holiday in the area. Inspector Lesage is puzzled as she's noticing that everybody is lying to her.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   French

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   scientific labs    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets

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