Guillaume Canet follow up My Idol with this murder mystery, starring Francois Cluzet in a superb performance

Tell No One (Ne le Dis a Personne)

on June 01, 2007 by Ed Scheid
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A gripping thriller with a superb lead performance, Tell No One centers on Alex (Francois Cluzet), whose wife Margot was murdered eight years before. Alex had deeply loved Margot (Marie-Josee Croze, in flashbacks) and has never gotten over her death. He receives an email with what seems to be a current image of Margot. Framed for his wife's murder, Alex flees and tries to discover the truth.

In his second feature, writer/director Guillaume Canet (an actor in, among others, Joyeux Noel ) sustains an acute tension as Alex finds himself tangled in an intricate web of deception. A scene in which Alex, on foot, tries to elude pursuers on the Paris Beltway is particularly well-executed. Meanwhile, Cluzot's expressive face gives Alex intensity as well as a touching hopefulness in a scene where he thinks he may be reunited with Margot, and top actors including Andre Dussolier (as Alex's bitter father-in-law), Kristin Scott Thomas (his lesbian best friend), Francois Berleand, (a policeman), Nathalie Baye (Alex's lawyer) and Jean Rochefort (an aristocrat) create distinctive supporting characterizations. Both director and star received the Cesar (France's Oscar). Distributor: No distributor set
Cast: Francois Cluzet, Marie-Josee Croze, Andre Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Francois Berleand, Nathalie Baye and Jean Rochefort
Director: Guillaume Canet
Screenwriters: Guillaume Canet and Philippe Lefebvre
Producer: Alain Attal
Genre: Mystery drama; French-language, subtitled
Rating: Not yet rated
Running time: 131 min.
Release date: TBD
Tags: Francois Cluzet, Marie-Josee Croze, Andre Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Francois Berleand, Nathalie Baye, Jean Rochefort, Guillaume Canet, Philippe Lefebvr, Alain Attal, Mystery drama, deception, intensity, hopefulness
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