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by André Téchiné


In the woods, a 13-year-old boy is grabbed by an escaped convict and told to bring money later that day. The boy does as he's told, only to be attacked by the convict's partner. A murder ensues, and through happenstance, the murderer and the boy's mother form an alliance. All this takes place in four days during which the boy has his first communion, his separated parents face each other amidst grandmother's hopes they'll reunite, the grandfather just wants to go fishing, the school's chaplain complains about the boy's behavior, and the convicts' shared girlfriend comes, gun in hand, to help them escape to Tangier. The mother's surprising decisions complete the story.

original title: Le lieu du crime
country: France
year: 1986
genre: fiction
directed by: André Téchiné
film run: 90'
screenplay: André Téchiné, Pascal Bonitzer, Olivier Assayas
cast: Nicolas Giraudi, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux
cinematography by: Pascal Marti
film editing: Martine Giordano, Suzanne Koch
art director: Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
costumes designer: Caroline de Vivaise, Christian Gasc
producer: Alain Terzian
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