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The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 13/01/1999

    Synopsis

    In a Breton fishing town, children come across the body of little Elodie, 10. She has been strangled. Frédérique Lesage (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), a young, recently promoted inspector, starts by questionning René (Jacques Gamblin), an art teacher and the last person to have seen Elodie alive. Although René, and above all, his wife Viviane (Sandrine Bonnaire), a visiting nurse, are accepted in the village, they aren’t "natives". Rumours about René become increasingly harsh and he ends up losing all his pupils. Viviane struggles against the rumours. She even goes so far as to confront the young inspector. A second violent death finally paralyses the town.

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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    International releases (22)

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Claude Chabrol

    Director of Photography :

    Eduardo Serra

    Sound Assistant :

    Benoît Hardonnière

    Camera Operator :

    Michel Thiriet

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Monica Donati, Eva Simonet

    Assistant editors :

    Florence Poulain, Olivier Rossignol

    Production Designer :

    Françoise Benoît-Fresco

    Foley artists :

    André Naudin, Gadou Naudin

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Location Manager :

    Bruno Bernard

    Assistant director :

    Cécile Maistre

    Screenwriters :

    Claude Chabrol, Odile Barski

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Bernard Thomasson

    Assistant Operators :

    Olivier Dessalles, Nicolas Herdt

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editor :

    Monique Fardoulis

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aurore Chabrol

    Music Composer :

    Matthieu Chabrol

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Still Photographer :

    Jérémie Nassif

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Themes :

    News story, Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    13/01/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 53 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.153

    Visa issue date :

    24/12/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby Digital

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (12)

    French Film Festival UK - 2011

    French Film Festival UK (Great Britain, 2011)

    Selection

    Chabrol in Brittany

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 2010

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 2010)

    Selection

    Claude Chabrol Retrospective

    BIFF - 1999

    BIFF (South Korea, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 1999

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 1999)

    Selection

    Panorama

    Warsaw - French Film Festival - 1999

    Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 1999)

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    Films selected

    Melbourne French Film Festival - 1999

    Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

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    Films selected

    Sydney French Film Festival - 1999

    Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

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    Films selected

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1999

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)

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    Official Competition

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