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.
New York Times Critic's Pick
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.”
“Sending up celebrity, the legal system and a medley of movie tropes, Ozon has spun serious ingredients into a zesty soufflé”
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"
“A sly slice of feminist triumph”
“The Crime Is Mine doesn’t take itself seriously and is full to bursting with brilliant lines”
Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Rebecca Marder in THE CRIME IS MINE. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Nadia Tereszkiewicz in THE CRIME IS MINE. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Dany Boon and Fabrice Luchini in THE CRIME IS MINE. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Rebecca Marder, Isabelle Huppert, and Nadia Tereszkiewicz in THE CRIME IS MINE. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Isabelle Huppert, and Rebecca Marder in THE CRIME IS MINE. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Dany Boon and Nadia Tereszkiewicz in THE CRIME IS MINE. Courtesy of Music Box Films.