Womaniser Mark works as a professor of literature at the Swiss University of Lausanne. He divides his time between lecture halls filled with willing female students, the remote mountain hut he inhabits with his dominant, eccentric sister and seductive adventures. When one day an attractive student disappears without trace, Mark's problems start. The girl's stepmother visits the campus to investigate her disappearance and the net starts to close around the professor.
Set against the blinding wintry Alps, this latest film by the Larrieu brothers (La brèche de Roland, 2000) sketches an exciting and comic portrait of a man with two faces whose life derails at high speed. A psychological thriller based on the book Incidences by Philippe Djian, filled with morbid humour and light-hearted references to the work of Hitchcock. With leading roles for Larrieu favourite Mathieu Amalric and actress and filmmaker Maïwenn.

International title
Love Is the Perfect Crime
Filmmaker
Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Country
France, Switzerland
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
111’
Language
French
Producer
Sébastien Delloye, Bruno Pésery
Production Company
ARENA Productions, Entre Chien et Loup
Sales
Gaumont
Writer
Jean-Marie Larrieu, Arnaud Larrieu, based on the novel Incidences by Phillippe Djian
Cinematography
Guillaume Deffontaines
Editor
Annette Dutertre
Production Design
Stéphane Lévy
Sound Design
Olivier Mauvezin
Music
Caravaggio
Cast
Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard
Website
http://gaumont.fr/fr/film/L-amour-est-un-crime-parfait.html