Genealogies of a Crime Movie Review 1997

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Complex puzzle with the ever-beautiful Deneuve in dual roles. In one role, she's Solange, a criminal lawyer who agrees to defend a young man, Rene (Poupaud), who's accused of murdering his psychologist aunt Jeanne (Deneuve again, in flashback). Jeanne, who raised Rene, long suspected him of homicidal tendencies, became his shrink, and even expected to be killed by him. Solange believes Jeanne's ministrations programmed Rene to kill. As Solange investigates Rene's background, she becomes too involved with the unstable young man--leading her down the path to madness as well. French with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Sanity Check, Flashback, Law & Lawyers, Shrinks, Crime Drama
Raul Ruiz, Pascal Bonitzer
Catherine Deneuve, Melvil Poupaud, Michel Piccoli, Andrzej Seweryn, Bernadette LaFont, Hubert Saint Macary
Stefan Ivanov
Raul Ruiz
Jorge Arriagada

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