My Brother-in-Law Killed My Sister

My Brother-in-Law Killed My Sister

A Feature film by Jacques Rouffio

Produced by Cinéproduction

Release in France : 05/03/1986

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Groupe Katz - Les Films du Scorpion

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France 3 Cinéma

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This parody of the detective-story genre merrily detours into spoofing French foibles as well, making it more of an exercise in verbal gymnastics than a narrative with a mission. Esther is a veterinarian who is certain that her sister has been murdered by her brother-in-law. She convinces two members of the Academie Francaise, the prestigious institution that protects the virginity of the French language, to investigate. Both men are enamored of the woman and are quite willing to enter into competition for her favors. As might be expected from academicians of any ilk, they are inept at digging into a murder mystery and bumble their way through one incident after another. Corpses continue to pile up (not in front of the camera, however) while the two men are sidetracked by their interest in language. Given their positions, they do not want that murdered either.

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Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Giorgio Silvagni

Dialogue Writer :

Georges Conchon

Director of Photography :

Jacques Loiseleux

Sound Assistant :

Philippe Donnefort

Production Manager :

Daniel Riché

Editor :

Anna Ruiz

Continuity supervisor :

Martine Revert

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Costume designer :

Michèle Cerf

Assistant Director :

Vincent Canaple

Screenwriters :

Jacques Rouffio, Georges Conchon

Sound Recordist :

Bernard Aubouy

Camera Operator :

Laurent Chevallier

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound editors :

Patrice Grisolet, Martine Mory

Production Designer :

Jean-Jacques Caziot

Stunt performers :

Patrick Cauderlier, Gil Demurger, Rémy Julienne

Sound mixers :

Jean-Paul Loublier, Guy Maillet

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Feature film

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Comedy, Crime/thriller

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1986

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1986)


Official Competition