Monday, September 06, 2010

Tell No One

The French film Tell No One (Guillaume Canet, 2006) offers a compelling trip down the mystery rabbit hole as a widower Dr. Beck receives an email from his wife.

Problem: His wife was murdered eight years ago by a serial killer.

Then two bodies are discovered in the vicinity of the area where his wife was killed. They find a safety deposit box key with the bodies. Whose key? His wife's. Now they think that he, not the serial killer, killed his wife and the two just found.

Then he gets more emails from his dead wife using an email address only she would know. Then one of his associates is killed, making him a suspect in four murders.

So it begins. This is the kind of film utterly ruined by advance knowledge of the mystery. Like many excellent European films superior to the dollar chasing Hollywood machine, films such as La Femme Nikita, The Vanishing, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, this film is going to be REMADE American style.

See the European original, and skip the pathetic American remake.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Navigator said...

Added to my netflix queue.

9/06/2010 5:26 PM  
Blogger Casey DeLorme, APR said...

The Crimson Rivers is right along the same lines, as is (though comedy, not a thriller) Priceless. Netflix has provided such a great collection of foreign films, I'm having fun discovering how much of the language I can make out as I begin to recognize common words. Especially in Spanish, French, and German.

9/07/2010 10:41 AM  

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