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The Crime is Mine

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Overview

Paris in the 1930s — a playground for industrial heirs and debonair architects, but the City of Lights does not shine evenly for all. Struggling actress Madeleine (Nadia Terezkiewicz) and her best friend Pauline (Rebecca Marder), an unemployed lawyer, live in a cramped flat and owe five months’ rent. Opportunity knocks after a lascivious theatrical producer who made an inappropriate advance towards Madeleine turns up dead. Madeleine stands trial for murder and ascends to decadent stardom, with Pauline serving as defense counsel and media circus ringmaster. A new life of fame, wealth, and tabloid celebrity awaits — until the truth comes out. Adapted from a 1934 play by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil and featuring a murder’s row of a supporting cast including Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon, and Fabrice Luchini, The Crime Is Mine is a rollicking farce and scabrous satire with a wily feminist edge from one of French cinema’s most chameleonic stylists, François Ozon.

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New York Times Critic's Pick

Beatrice Loayza

The New York Times

“Wildly entertaining … Ozon whips up a frothy story of murder, romance, blackmail, girl power, and a little bit of old French film history. It’s an escapist sort of frivolity that delights in bad behavior, decadent costumes and lavish sets … The trio of women who lead the movie do an impeccable job of keeping the energy silly yet vibrant.”

Monica Castillo

RogerEbert.com

“Sending up celebrity, the legal system and a medley of movie tropes, Ozon has spun serious ingredients into a zesty soufflé”

Sheri Linden

The Hollywood Reporter

“Full of mischievous wit and brilliantly inhabited by a consummate actress, “La Chaumette” is one of Huppert’s finest comedic performances to date"

B. Panther

Paste Magazine

“A sly slice of feminist triumph”

Screen Daily

“The Crime Is Mine doesn’t take itself seriously and is full to bursting with brilliant lines”

Fabien Lemercier

CineEuropa

Cast & Crew
  • Madeleine Verdier : Nadia Tereszkiewicz
  • Pauline Mauléon : Rebecca Marder
  • Odette Chaumette : Isabelle Huppert
  • Judge Rabusset : Fabrice Luchini
  • Palmarède : Dany Boon
  • Mr. Bonnard : André Dussollier
  • André Bonnard : Édouard Sulpice
  • Mr. Brun : Régis Laspalès
  • Trapu : Olivier Broche
  • Gilbert Raton : Félix Lefebvre
  • Pistole : Franck De Lapersonne
  • Simone Bernard : Evelyne Buyle
  • The Public Prosecutor : Michel Fau
  • The Presiding Judge : Daniel Prevost
  • Madame Jus : Myriam Boyer
  • Montferrand : Jean-Christophe Bouvet
  • Céleste : Suzanne De Baecque
  • Madame Alvarez : Lucia Sanchez
  • Émile Bouchard : Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat
  • Head Waiter : Dominique Besnehard
  • Bonnard's Secretary : Anne-Hélène Orvelin
  • Newsreel Voice : Georges Becot
  • Director : François Ozon
  • Screenplay : François Ozon
  • Freely adapted : from the play Mon Crime (1934) by Georges Berr & Louis Verneuil
  • In collaboration with : Philippe Piazzo
  • Produced by : Éric & Nicolas Altmayer
  • Director of Photography : Manu Dacosse
  • Production Designer : Jean Rabasse
  • Costume Designer : Pascaline Chavanne
  • Original Music : Philippe Rombi
  • Editing : Laure Gardette
  • Sound : Jean-Marie Blondel, Julien Roig & Jean-Paul Hurier
  • Casting : David Bertrand & Anaïs Duran
  • Production Manager : Aude Cathelin
  • 1st Assistant Director : Marion Dehaene
  • Stills Photography : Carole Bethuel
Technical Info
  • Theatrical Release Date : December 25, 2023
  • Production Year : 2023
  • Country : France
  • Language : French with English subtitles
  • Running Time : 102 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio : Scope (2.39:1)
  • Projection Format : 2K DCP
  • Rating : NR
  • Genre : Comedy / Crime / Drama
Theatrical Engagements
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State
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New York
NY
12/25/2023
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IL
12/25/2023
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12/25/2023
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01/05/2024
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01/05/2024
Bloomington
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01/06/2024
Great Neck
NY
01/10/2024
Santa Monica
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01/12/2024
Glendale
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01/12/2024
Encino
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01/12/2024
Claremont
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01/12/2024
Newhall
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01/12/2024
Jaffrey
NH
01/12/2024
Provincetown
MA
01/12/2024
Scottsdale
AZ
01/12/2024
Sedona
AZ
01/12/2024
Sarasota
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01/12/2024
Denver
CO
01/12/2024
Chapel Hill
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01/12/2024
Portland
OR
01/12/2024
Hartford
CT
01/12/2024
Columbus
OH
01/12/2024
Cincinnati
OH
01/12/2024
Albuquerque
NM
01/12/2024
Tallahassee
FL
01/12/2024
New York
NY
01/19/2024
San Francisco
CA
01/19/2024
Cleveland
OH
01/19/2024
Asheville
NC
01/19/2024
Eugene
OR
01/19/2024
Three Oaks
MI
01/20/2024
Oxnard
CA
01/22/2024
Boulder
CO
01/24/2024
Pelham
NY
01/26/2024
Beverly Hills
CA
01/26/2024
San Rafael
CA
01/26/2024
Seattle
WA
01/26/2024
Tempe
AZ
01/26/2024
Baltimore
MD
01/28/2024
Winchester
VA
01/31/2024
Utica
NY
01/31/2024
Stamford
CT
02/07/2024
Madison
WI
02/08/2024
Santa Rosa
CA
02/09/2024
Macon
GA
02/11/2024
Staunton
VA
02/12/2024
Southern Pines
NC
02/14/2024
Tryon
SC
02/14/2024
Martha's Vineyard
MA
02/16/2024
Williamstown
MA
02/20/2024
New Orleans
LA
02/22/2024
Vicksburg
MS
03/02/2024
Washington
D.C.
03/20/2024
Downers Grove
IL
04/08/2024
Houston
TX
05/10/2024