The Color of Lies
|The Color of Lies|
|Directed by||Claude Chabrol|
|Produced by||Marin Karmitz|
|Screenplay by||Claude Chabrol|
|Music by||Matthieu Chabrol|
|Edited by||Monique Fardoulis|
France 2 Cinéma
|Distributed by||MK2 Diffusion|
|Box office||$111,143 (USA)|
In a small town in Brittany, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. The last person to see her alive was her art teacher and professional artist René (Gamblin). He soon becomes the primary suspect in the murder investigation spearheded by the new chief of police Frédérique Lesage (Bruni-Tedeschi), which destroys his life as people in the small town believe that he is the killer although there is no hard evidence. René is completely dedicated to his wife (Bonnaire), a nurse whose perpetual happy mood is the polar opposite of his personality. Meanwhile, Frederique becomes better acquainted with the eccentric residents of the town, including an arrogant television journalist (de Caunes), a small-time crook who fences stolen goods (Marlot), and a bizarre pair of married shopkeepers (Ogier and Simsolo).
|Sandrine Bonnaire||Vivianne Sterne|
|Jacques Gamblin||René Sterne|
|Antoine de Caunes||Germain-Roland Desmot|
|Valeria Bruni Tedeschi||Frédérique Lesage|
|Bernard Verley||Inspector Loudun|
|Bulle Ogier||Évelyne Bordier|
|Pierre Martot||Regis Marchal|
|Thomas Chabrol||The medical examiner|
The film received favorable reviews.
Michael Thomson of BBC Films:
Michael Atkinson of The Village Voice:
Christopher Null of Filmcritic.com gave the film a good review but had only one issue of contention:
- "Berlinale: 1999 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
- Lisa Nesselson (1999-01-15). "The Color of Lies". Variety. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
- Michael Thomson Updated 16 July 2001 (2001-07-16). "Films - review - The Colour of Lies (Au Coeur du Mensonge)". BBC. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- Michael Atkinson (2005-08-02). "Crime Scene Investigations From an Aging New Waver - Page 1 - Screens - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- "The Color of Lies - Filmcritic.com Movie Review". Filmcritic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-18.