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Généalogies d'un crime (1997)

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Release Date
• USA: Mar 27, 1998

Running Time
1 hour, 53 minutes

Country France, Portugal

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Genre: Drama, Murder, Black Comedy

Tagline: is she the murderer, the victim, or both?

Plot: Raoul Ruiz's GENEALOGIES OF A CRIME is based on the case of Hermine van Hug, a 1920s psychoanalyst who believed that criminal tendencies are formed at age five and who labeled her nephew a murderer before he reached adolescence. The nephew proved her right by strangling her. The always compelling Catherine Deneuve plays Solange, a lawyer who loses every case she represents and nevertheless decides to represent the young accused killer. Ruiz's film is an intelligent, darkly comic meditation on family, free will, and the nature of the criminal mind.

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 Directed by
Raoul Ruiz
Temps retrouvé, Le, Comédie de l'innocence, Trois vies & une seule mort
 Written by
Pascal Bonitzer
The Beautiful Troublemaker, Who Knows?, Ma saison préférée
Raoul Ruiz
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 Cast
Catherine Deneuve
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Michel Piccoli
Belle de jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Atlantic City
Melvil Poupaud
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Andrzej Seweryn
Schindler's List, Indochine, Total Eclipse
Bernadette Lafont
Maman et la putain, La, Mistons, Les, Gwendoline
Hubert Saint-Macary
The Bourne Identity, Indochine, East-West
Jean-Yves Gautier
Trois vies & une seule mort, Versprechen, Das, A Chef in Love
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 Music By
Jorge Arriagada
Our Lady of the Assassins, Temps retrouvé, Le, Comédie de l'innocence



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