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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


    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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    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions Montparnasse

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    France 3 Cinéma

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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

    Technical details

    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