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Genealogies d'un Crime DVD 1997 Genealogies of a Crime / Directed by Raúl Ruiz / Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Melvil Poupaud, Andrzej Seweryn

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Genealogies d'un Crime DVD 1997 Genealogies of a Crime / Directed by Raúl Ruiz / Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Melvil Poupaud, Andrzej Seweryn

UPC 3530941025321

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REGION 2 PAL DVD

AUDIO: French 2.0

Subtitles: English, Portuguese

TOTAL RUNTIME: 113 MINUTES

 

!!! Condition of DVD is USED VERY GOOD !!!

 

English Summary:

Genealogies of a Crime (French: Généalogies d'un crime, Portuguese: Genealogias de um Crime) is a 1997 French-Portuguese film directed by Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. It was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution. Despite being released in 1997 (1998 in the United States), the film was not released on DVD until 2005. Since, it has been included in multiple DVD anthologies of Ruiz’s works.

During a stormy night, René (Melvil Poupaud) disposes of a knife, which is picked up by an unrevealed individual. The scene fades to a blank Go board and the narrator describes an ancient Chinese fable concerning a young man who kills a woman of the Liu Bao family, only to be killed after falling in love with her ghost.

Presumably later, Solange (Catherine Deneuve) is questioned by a lawyer. She begins recounting how she took on René’s case: Immediately after the death of her son, Pascal, Solange receives a call from her colleague Mathieu. Mathieu informs her that René is accused of murdering Jeanne (also played by Denueve), his aunt and a member of the "Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society" which René blames for the murder. Solange agrees, and at her son’s funeral she is introduced to Georges Didier (Michel Piccoli); the eccentric head of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society. Georges’ behavior is immediately apparent as unusual, he is quick to anger and relies on a notebook to remember other people’s names. Later, Solange meets René, who claims to want to be her friend and convinces her to play a game involving role-reversal. During the game, Solange reveals that she is known for taking on hopeless cases, and has lost every single one. Solange travels to Jeanne’s former home and is accommodated by Esther (Bernadette Lafont), Jeanne’s former maid. Solange begins reading Jeanne’s diary and the film transitions to René’s adolescence.

 

Cast / Distribution:

  • Catherine Deneuve : Solange/Jeanne
  • Melvil Poupaud : René
  • Michel Piccoli : Georges Didier
  • Andrzej Seweryn : Christian
  • Bernadette Lafont : Esther
  • Hubert Saint-Macary : Verret
  • Jean-Yves Gautier : Mathieu
  • Mathieu Amalric : Yves
  • Patrick Modiano : Bob
  • Jean Badin : l'avocat
  • Brigitte Sy : Jeanne
  • Pascal Bonitzer : le directeur d'école
  • James Thierrée : un jeune comédien américain
  • Jean-François Lapalus : le médecin de la morgue
  • Oum' Dierryla : l'assistante de Georges
  • Camila Mora-Scheihing : Soledad
  • Laurence Clément : la secrétaire Aline
  • Jacques Pieiller : le garçon de café

 

Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Produced by Paulo Branco
Written by Raúl Ruiz
Pascal Bonitzer
Starring Catherine Deneuve
Michel Piccoli
Melvil Poupaud
Andrzej Seweryn
Bernadette Lafont
Distributed by Strand Releasing (USA)
Release date
  • 26 March 1997 (France)
  • 4 May 1997 (Portugal)
  • 28 March 1998 (United States)
Running time
113 minutes
Country France
Portugal
Language French

 

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