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The Lie (1993)

Mensonge (original title)
Emma is pregnant and during a routine examination the doctors discover that she has AIDS. As she never took drugs, never had had a blood transfer and never betrayed her husband Charles, ... See full summary »

Director:

François Margolin

Writers:

François Margolin, Denis Saada (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Baye ... Emma
Didier Sandre Didier Sandre ... Charles Melville
Hélène Lapiower Hélène Lapiower ... Louise
Marc Citti Marc Citti ... Louis
Dominique Besnehard ... Rozenberg
Adrien Beau Adrien Beau ... Romain
Christophe Bourseiller ... Gégé
Louis Ducreux ... Grand-père
Evelyne Ker ... Mémé
Josiane Stoléru Josiane Stoléru ... Viviane
Francis Girod Francis Girod ... J.R.
Nathalie Mann ... Marie
Bruno Todeschini ... Le dragueur
Andrée Tainsy Andrée Tainsy ... Maria
Yveline Hamon Yveline Hamon ... Madame Galtier
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Emma is pregnant and during a routine examination the doctors discover that she has AIDS. As she never took drugs, never had had a blood transfer and never betrayed her husband Charles, there is only one way left she had acquired the disease... Written by Volker Boehm

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Tornero
Written by Ignazio Polizzi (as Polizzi), Claudio Natili) (as Natili), and Marcello Ramoino (as Raimoino)
Performed by Santo California (as I Santo California)
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Enough is enough!
13 November 2001 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The topic was particularly interesting,with this woman becoming HIV positive,because of her husband.This could have been some kind of French "Philadelphia". Alas!Enough is enough!SPOILERS AHEAD*****SPOILERS AHEAD******** Melodrama was not exactly the right treatment for such a story!What do we learn?First that the heroine's best (female) friend is a selfish monster.Then,that her husbands had mistresses.Then that he had to fly to Armenia ,and during yuletide,at that,leaving his wife and kid on their own.Then,that ,in another trip,he had sex with a woman in Asia. Enough? NO,that's only the beginning!We learn that he had a gay lover in Egypt. And then that he's in a Paris gay bar more often than in his paper (he's a journalist)Enough?No,no,no,no,the best is yet to come.When he returns from Armenia,to be confronted with an horrified wife,his paper suggests they should do a special edition about ... (well,you guess it) AIDS!And to top it all,his poor old grand-father is dying,they take him to the hospital (I love you grandpa,you know).

Too bad for Natalie Baye who tries hard to make her character believable.But what actress can get away with such a script?


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 February 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bittere Wahrheit See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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