Following the death of a colleague, Alan cross, an inspector with Scotland Yard, arrives in a small French port in September 1938 as the threat of war looms large. He encounters Celia Graves, a dangerously charming and disturbing beauty with a sinister smile. On investigating her past, he discovers a series of mysterious murders. By the time Cross realizes that Celia is at the heart of them, she is already in his arms...
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"In "Innocent Lies", Patrick Dewolf took his inspiration from Agatha Christie and distorted her work by adding (or revealing a hidden side to her novels ?) violent sensuality and venomous eroticism. Then, using a particularly versatile plot, he darkened the characters to suit the historic context of 1938 and so obtain a modern interpretation of the famous writer's works."
(Philippe Guez - Producer)