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Everybody Is a Killer (2004)

Pour le plaisir (original title)
A psychoanalyst gives a strange advice to a mechanic whose marriage is falling apart: to take the blame for a murder, any murder, to impress his beautiful and indifferent wife, and his patient does just that.

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Guy Zilberstein
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Cast

Credited cast:
Samuel Le Bihan ... Vincent Moreau
François Berléand ... François
Nadia Farès ... Julie
Olivier Gourmet ... Martial
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Jean
Cécile Cassel ... Mireille
Harry Cleven Harry Cleven ... Maurice Weckman
Anne Kessler Anne Kessler ... Mme Weckman
Lucy Russell ... Eve, l'avocate
Catherine Salviat ... La dame patronesse
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ... Marcel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurent Capelluto ... Martial's collegue
Jean-Luc Couchard Jean-Luc Couchard
Stéphane De Groodt ... Le patron de café
Georges Siatidis ... Le chauffeur de taxi
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A psychoanalyst gives a strange advice to a mechanic whose marriage is falling apart: to take the blame for a murder, any murder, to impress his beautiful and indifferent wife, and his patient does just that.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

Country:

France | Belgium | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 July 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Erastis & Killer!!! See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,727
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Song for Eternity
Written by Stéphane Belmondo
Performed by the Belmondo Quintet
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Unfunny black comedy, fairly good whodunit
9 July 2008 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

"Pour Le Plaisir" / "Everybody Is A Killer" is a strange little movie that can be described as a mix of black comedy and whodunit. A car mechanic working in a small French town cannot sexually satisfy his much younger wife, who seems to be fascinated by murderers. His psychiatrist advises him to fake a confession to a murder, and he does - but (coincidence?) the following morning the revolting town bully who lived nearby is found murdered for real, with one of the mechanic's tools. Despite his claims that the confession was all a joke, the police arrest him and he becomes the hero of the town because everyone hated the victim. Meanwhile, his wife finds herself attracted to the psychiatrist, whom she suspects of being the true murderer....As a black comedy, this film is not very funny: in fact, I barely laughed once. It mostly depends on one joke - the entire town population worshipping the presumed murderer so much that they turn him into a local hero - which might have been shocking a few decades ago, but now, not so much. The film works better as a straight whodunit: the identity of the real murderer could have come right out of an Agatha Christie book, and "the moment of realization" is probably the best part of the film. In closing, I have to mention that Nadia Fares is one of the hottest actresses that French cinema has offered us in a long time. Not conventionally attractive, perhaps, certainly not "cute", but with a rough, "you don't want to mess with me" kind of sex appeal - and a knockout body. (**)


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