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L'adversaire (2002)

When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years.

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Jean-Marc Faure
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Christine Faure
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Luc
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Marianne
Alice Fauvet ...
Alice
Martin Jobert ...
Vincent
Michel Cassagne ...
Le père de Jean-Marc
Joséphine Derenne ...
La mère de Jean-Marc
Anne Loiret ...
Cécile
Olivier Cruveiller ...
Jean-Jacques
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La mère de Christine
Nicolas Abraham ...
Xavier
Bernard Fresson ...
Le père de Christine
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Rémi
Muriel Amat
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When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years.

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28 August 2002 (France)  »

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El adversario  »

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$2,242,890 (France) (30 August 2002)
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Based on a true story, that of Jean-Claude Romand, who on January 9, 1993, killed his wife, two children and both his parents. See more »

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Features Papa Beaver's Story Time (1993) See more »

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Hail Auteuil!
9 January 2003 | by (Lisbon) – See all my reviews

The magnificent Daniel Auteuil is ... well ... magnificent once again in this study of a common man whose world turns unaccountably pear-shaped, and who is powerless to get out of the increasingly large hole he's dug for himself. The sequencing of the film is very neatly done - we know from the word 'go' that Faure has done something horrendous, we're pretty sure what it is, and we are led to find out why through a complex series of flashbacks. The art of Auteuil is in his ability to make Faure a sympathetic character, despite his many flaws and the gruesome crime he commits. The painstakingly constructed portrait of a man in torment may get painted on a little too thickly at times, but Auteuil's descent from mixed-up family-man to lethal psychopath is gripping stuff.


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