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Crime Scenes

Crime Scenes

A Feature film by Frédéric Schoendoerffer

Produced by La Chauve-Souris

Release in France : 15/03/2000


    Somewhere in the Paris district at the beginning of winter. A young woman, Marie Bourgoin, suddenly disappears. The only clue: a tourist brochure left on the crime scene, the Mauritius Islands splattered with blood. The matter is referred to the Versailles crime squad; Chief Fabian, Police Captain Gomez and their forensic crew get to work. The area is combed for evidence, Marie's friends and relatives questioned, clues analyzed... The team draws a blank. Some days later, still within the city boundaries. Two bodies are discovered. One of the dead is a young blonde, just like Marie Bourgoin. Fabian digs deeper into the case, studies Missing Persons files, matching up precise physical details. Result: A serial killer has probably been on the loose for several years. Gomez and Fabian's trials and tribulations are just beginning…

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    Executive Producer :

    La Chauve-Souris

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    News agency (France) :

    Claude Davy & Emmanuel Egretier (ex-DDD Conseil)

    Co-productions :

    M6 Films, STUDIOCANAL, Telfrance

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

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    I like the fact that genre films allow a director to be personal without being egocentric. A thriller, for example, can be instantly interpreted on two levels: one level for people who want to see a crime flick and nothing more, and another level for people who want to look further, who seek something else. So you immediately have two cards to play.

    In fact, genre films are an indication of the health of the industry that produces them. Movies reflect our lives—these days, they usually offer nothing other than a view of American life.

    Frédéric Schoendoerffer, director (excerpt from an article in “Le Nouvel

    Observateur,” March 9, 2000)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Éric Névé

    Adaptation :

    Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Yann Brion, Olivier Douyère

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Pierre Sauvaire

    Production manager :

    Catherine Lapoujade

    Editor :

    Dominique Mazzoléni

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Baptiste Poirot

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Montel

    Assistant Director :

    Ivan Fegyveres

    Screenwriters :

    Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Yann Brion

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Lecocq

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claude Davy

    Continuity supervisor :

    Olivia Bruynoghe

    Music Composer :

    Bruno Coulais

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Dolby SRD

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