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Three women stand on the front steps of a grand building, looking at each other conspiratorially.

The Crime is Mine Mon crime

  François Ozon

  France     102 minutes


In 1930s Paris, best friends Madeleine and Pauline — a penniless actress and an unemployed lawyer — struggle to pay their rent. It doesn’t help when, after an audition gone awry, Madeleine is accused of murdering a famous producer. Despite her innocence, Madeleine decides to plead guilty, as the friends spy an opportunity to step into the spotlight at the trial and put on the performance of a lifetime. After testifying that she did indeed kill the producer after he made unwanted advances, Madeleine is acquitted — to the court’s, and the public’s, surprise.

But Madeline and Pauline’s newfound fame and success is tenuous as long as the truth remains a secret, and an eccentric stranger (Isabelle Huppert) will arrive to upend their new lives. A quippy and hilarious caper, François Ozon’s The Crime is Mine is a clever nod to the #MeToo movement that takes a farcical stab at the courtroom drama genre.

 French with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Éric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
  •   François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo
  •   Laure Gardette
  •   Manu Dacosse
  •   Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Rebecca Marder, Isabelle Huppert
  •   Philippe Rombi
  •   Mandarin & Compagnie, FOZ


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