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Crime is our business

Crime is our business

A Feature film by Pascal Thomas

Produced by Les Films Français

Release in France : 15/10/2008

    Synopsis

    After brilliantly resolving their last case explored in By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Prudence and Colonel Bélisaire Beresford take a well deserved rest in their small chateau overlooking Bourget Lake. Bélisaire is in his element, but Prudence is bored. She wants to set out on new adventures. She dreams of a good fairy who would send them on the tracks of truly dangerous criminals and propel them into mysterious adventures.

    It isn’t long before the good fairy arrives in the affectionate form of Babette, Prudence’s Belgian, butterfly-collecting aunt, who witnesses a horrible crime from her train carriage window. A young woman is strangled. Aunt Babette saw the event take place. Despite Bélisaire’s scepticism, Prudence believes her aunt, and this suffices for the young woman to set off to look for the corpse.

    To resolve the riddle, Prudence gets herself hired as a cook in a troubling and remote chateau perched high in snow-covered mountains. Here she must employ all her talents as she pretends to be a servant, and resists the advances and plots of the truly strange family composed of an irascible, atrabilious, miserly old man and his four children, each of whom is crazier than the last.

    Bélisaire flies to her rescue. Together, without losing their sense of irony or wit, the Beresfords will once again manage to show that “crime”, no matter how Machiavellian, “is their business.”

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Français

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (15)

    Assistant Director :

    Olivier Bouffard

    Associate Producer :

    Éric Dussart

    Director of Photography :

    Renan Pollès

    Production managers :

    Nicole Firn, Hubert Watrinet

    Editors :

    Catherine Dubeau, Mélanie Mourey, Elena Manso

    Continuity supervisor :

    Josiane Morand

    Music Composer :

    Reinhardt Wagner

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Author of original work :

    Agatha Christie

    Screenwriters :

    Clémence de Biéville, François Caviglioli, Pascal Thomas

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Sound editor :

    Reine Wekstein

    Production Designer :

    Katia Wyszkop

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Bouchard

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Thriller

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    15/10/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 49 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    119.480

    Visa issue date :

    16/09/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Rating restrictions :

    None