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The Larrieu brothers tackle the thriller genre with Love is the Perfect Crime

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- Gaumont bets 200 screens on a film carried by Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Maïwenn and Sara Forestier. Also in theatres Child's Pose and R

The Larrieu brothers tackle the thriller genre with Love is the Perfect Crime
Love is the Perfect Crime by Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu

Reunited for the 4th time with the directing duo Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu after La brèche de Roland, A Man, a real man and Les derniers jours du monde [+see also:
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, Mathieu Amalric is one of the attractions of Love is the Perfect Crime [+see also:
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, discovered in Toronto and launched today in France on 200 screens by Gaumont. Globally supported by the press, which has always had a soft spot for the offbeat work of the two brothers (who had taken part in the competition in Cannes in 2005 with To Pain and Make Love [+see also:
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), the feature sees the Larrieu brothers tackle the thriller genre by adapting the novel Incidences by Philippe Djian. The result is nothing if not surprising (without however being a complete success), in suggestive sets and with the help of a cast also including Karin Viard, Maïwenn and Sara Forestier. Produced by Arena Films with Arte France Cinéma (news), Gaumont and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Love is the Perfect Crime was coproduced by Swiss company Vega Film and the RTS.

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Four other French productions also hit the theatres today: the surprising Piégé [+see also:
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by Yannick Saillet (starring Pascal Elbé – read the article - Bellissima Films on 103 screens), Best in bed [+see also:
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by novelist Delphine Le Vigan (article - Universal Pictures France on 245 screens), Passer l'hiver [+see also:
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by Aurélia Barbet (article - Shellac on 7 screens) and the comedy Merry Christmess! [+see also:
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by Olivier Doran (with Sammy Bouajila, Emilie Dequenne, Géraldine Pailhas and Guillaume de Tonquedec - production Thelma Films with the Belgian and Luxembourger branches of Iris – based on the Swedish film In Bed With Santa - UGC Distribution on 142 screens).

Today also features a particularly attractive line-up when it comes to non-national European films with Child's Pose [+see also:
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interview: Calin Peter Netzer
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by Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer (Golden Bear last year in Berlin - Sophie Dulac Distribution on 37 screens) and R [+see also:
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, the first feature by Danish filmmakers Tobias Lindholm - Michael Noer (video-interview) which finally makes it to French theatres thanks to KMBO on 23 screens. Discovered in competition in Rotterdam in 2010, this prison movie carries the promises of these two filmmakers who have pursued their career alone, the former with Hijacking [+see also:
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interview: Tobias Lindholm
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(and the screenplays of Submarino [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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and The Hunt [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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), and the latter with Northwest [+see also:
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It is finally worth noting the release of the Swiss documentary Comme des lions de pierre à l'entrée de la nuit by Olivier Zuchuat (distribution Hévadis Films) and of the widely noticed Turkish feature Halam Geldi by Erhan Kozan (distribution: La Pluie Productions).

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(Translated from French)

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