L'amour est un crime parfait

  • 111'
  • France
  • 2013
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.

Directors
Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Countries of production
France, Switzerland
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
111'
Medium
DCP
International title
Love Is the Perfect Crime
Language
French
Producers
Sébastien Delloye, Bruno Pésery
Production Companies
ARENA Productions, Entre Chien et Loup
Sales
Gaumont
Screenplay
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
Local Distributor
De Filmfreak
Website
http://gaumont.fr/fr/film/L-amour-est-un-crime-parfait.html