The Elegant Criminal Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for The Elegant Criminal the Movie

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Based on the true story of France's most infamous killer, Pierre Lacenaire. The film begins with Lacenaire in prison, writing his memoirs, receiving his admirers, and awaiting his execution (in 1836). A series of flashbacks detail his life and the supposed social clime which hindered his better instincts and turned him to the criminal life. However, Auteuil has such a wonderful time playing the charming bad guy that any blame to society fails to convince. In French with English subtitles.

Distribution

Wellspring Media, A Division of Genius Products, Inc., 2230 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90904, Phone: (310)453-1222, Fax: (310)453-0074, URL: http://www.wellspring.com

Available on VHS
Running time 120 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Biopics: Cops & Robbers, True Crime, Period Piece: 19th Century, Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries
Screenplay
George Conchon, Francis Girod
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, Jean Poiret, Jacques Weber, Marie-Armelle DeGuy, Maiwenn Le Besco, Patrick Pineau
Director
Francis Girod

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