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A Crime in Paradise (2001)

Un crime au paradis (original title)
In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Becker

Writers:

Sacha Guitry, Sébastien Japrisot (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Villeret ... Jojo Braconnier
Josiane Balasko ... Lulu Braconnier
André Dussollier ... Maître Jacquard
Suzanne Flon ... La maîtresse
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Jacky
Roland Magdane ... Le patron du café
Valérie Mairesse ... Magali
Maryse Deol Maryse Deol ... La mercière
Jenny Clève ... Mme Bertrand, l'épicière
Daniel Prévost ... L'avocat Miramont
Jacques Dacqmine ... Le président Laborde
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Le juge Frégard
Christine Delaroche Christine Delaroche ... Geneviève, la secrétaire de Jacquard
Éric Bougnon Éric Bougnon ... Le gendarme Briscot (as Eric Bougnon)
Armand Chagot Armand Chagot ... L'adjudant
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In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine... Written by Loic

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Comedy

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Connections

Remake of La Poison (1951) See more »

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Riquita
Music by Louis Bénech
Lyrics by Ernest Dumont
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Like a stick in the eye
10 January 2002 | by tomquickSee all my reviews

I liked this film, which doesn't take itself as seriously as many contemporary French films do. It may never reach the USA - too bad. The humor is reminiscent of Bill Forsyth, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam et al with a setting in dreary but beautiful French countryside instead of Scotland. A year after seeing it, many little comic details flash back...the coroner accidentally swilling the mole-killer ("taupicide") laced glass of wine by accident...the vicious wife ambling across the street threatening motorists with her umbrella...the shrewish pharmacist being convinced to sell the poison...the nasty tempered goat farmer muttering "la salope!" under his breath as milk runs out the bottom of his punctured bucket...the farmer and schoolteacher walking around oblivious to the April Fool's fish taped to their backs...


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 February 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,026
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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