Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ne le dis à personne (2006)

Last night I enjoyed this very much. The lead actor looked a lot like Dustin Hoffman and the lead actress Claire Danes. The good script made the movie thrilling to watch, with a sweet ending.

After a nocturnal swim, Alex Beck (François Cluzet) and his wife Margot (Marie-Josée Croze) are attacked. Margot dies, while Alex spends several days in a comma. A chain murderer is caught and punished. So much Alex loves his wife (they were childhood sweethearts) that he doesn't even think to re-marry. Eight years later two male bodies have been found in the same area and Alex receives an email... from Margot. From the link in the email, Alex sees his wife  on a web-cam. Is she still alive? "Tell no one. They are watching." - it says. [Alex tells his sister anyway.] Meanwhile, the police tries to re-open the case since all this time they have a suspicion that it was Alex who killed his own wife, and with two new bodies, they have a very good reason. However, there is also another group who follows Alex, and this one is without mercy. Did Margot have a secret? If she is alive, then whom they had buried?

Luckily, Alex, a pediatrician, is a good man. 'As you sow so shall you reap.' One of his patients's parent is indebted to him, so when he is wanted by both sides - police and gangster - Alex has a place to go. Throughout the movie, we believe that he is innocent and that he is a victim.

Also starring is Kristin Scott Thomas as Alex's sister and Jean Rochefort as the boss of Alex's sister's girlfriend. Another favourite character is Nina the dog, which is big, hairy and cute.

1 comment:

omegapolis said...

I would recommend this movie to everyone.. so captivating..