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Counter Investigation (2007)

Contre-enquête (original title)
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A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.

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Richard Malinowski
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Daniel Eckmann
Agnès Blanchot ...
Claire Malinowski
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Josse
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Michel Arnalde
Jean-François Garreaud ...
Salinas
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Docteur Delmas
Alexandra Goncalvez ...
Emilie Malinowski
Claudine Vincent ...
Catherine Courrieux
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Christiane Carlier
Marie Guillard ...
Mathilde Josse
Gabriel Mancuso ...
Gabriel Josse
Thierry Bosc ...
Albin Schneider
Jean-Pierre Germain ...
Jean-François Perrin
Benjamin Guyot ...
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Richard is a typical cop who spends too much time on the job and isn't always there for his family. One day as he's preparing to spend some quality time with his young daughter he gets an urgent call and responds to it - when he returns home his daughter is missing, but her body is quickly discovered. Racked with guilt he is also filled with hatred for the man arrested for the crime, but after being sent to prison the convict eventually manages to lure Richard into a secret correspondence. Doubts begin to surface - was he really the guilty man, or could this have been work of another serial child abductor who may have been in the area? Richard launches his own investigation, and finally uncovers a new witness. Gritty detective thriller. Written by Graham Inglis

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Wrong Bloch but right movie
10 October 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

First "writers_reign" the script is not an adaptation of a novel written by Robert Bloch but by Lawrence Block, also author of "Eight million ways to die" adapted by Hal Ashby. Having said this the movie itself offers a good and unusual performance by Jean Dujardin and a new great one by Laurent Lucas. Franck Mancuso being an ex cop is certainly in a better place that anyone to know about police procedures and does a good job for his first directorial task. It's also great to see a cameo by the late Jean-Pierre Cassel. So, in the end it's a tight (the movie is approx 75mn long) crime drama that don't relies on car chases or gunfights. French thrillers still can be made these days.


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