In 1930s Paris, Madeleine, a pretty, young, penniless and talentless actress, is accused of murdering a famous producer. Helped by her best friend Pauline, a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. A new life of fame and success begins, until the truth comes out.
ActorsStarring: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Rebecca Marder, Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luchini, Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Édouard Sulpice, Régis Laspalès, Olivier Broche, Félix Lefebvre, Michel Fau, Daniel Prévost, Evelyne Buyle, Myriam Boyer, Franck de la Personne, Suzanne De Baecque, Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Dominique Besnehard, Anne-Hélène Orvelin, Georges Bécot, Radostina Rogliano, Paul Beaurepaire, Lucia Sanchez
The Crime Is Mine (2023): A Playful and Suspenseful French Crime Comedy
François Ozon’s latest film, The Crime Is Mine, is a playful and suspenseful crime comedy set in 1930s Paris. The film follows Madeleine Verdier (Nadia Tereszkiewicz), a penniless and talentless actress who is accused of murdering a famous producer. With the help of her best friend Pauline (Rebecca Marder), a young lawyer, Madeleine is acquitted on the grounds of self-defense.
After her acquittal, Madeleine becomes a national celebrity, and her newfound fame and fortune propel her to the top of the acting world. However, her success is built on a lie, and she is constantly haunted by the fear of being exposed.
Ozon’s film is a delightful and witty exploration of fame, identity, and the power of storytelling. It is also a suspenseful thriller, as the audience is left to wonder whether or not Madeleine is truly guilty of murder.
The Crime Is Mine has been praised for its performances, direction, and screenplay. Tereszkiewicz is particularly captivating as Madeleine, and she is ably supported by a cast that includes Rebecca Marder, Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luchini, Dany Boon, and André Dussollier.
Ozon’s film is a must-see for fans of French cinema and crime comedies. It is a smart, stylish, and entertaining film that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Here are some of the things that critics have said about The Crime Is Mine:
- “A delightful and witty exploration of fame, identity, and the power of storytelling.” – Variety
- “A suspenseful thriller with a stellar cast and a pitch-perfect script.” – The Hollywood Reporter
- “Ozon’s best film in years.” – The Guardian
- “A must-see for fans of French cinema and crime comedies.” – The Playlist
If you are looking for a smart, stylish, and entertaining film, I highly recommend The Crime Is Mine. It is a film that will stay with you long after you have seen it.