• Film

The Colour of Lies


Time Out says

Chabrol-by-numbers: a female cop (Bruni-Tedeschi) investigates the strangling of a schoolgirl in a Breton village, centring her enquirieson three 'outsiders': an insecure art teacher (Gamblin), his wife/protector (Bonnaire), and a fashionable novelist/TV presenter (de Caunes). All the usual motifs are wheeled out, from guilt-by-thought versus guilt-by-deed to sexual inadequacies and jealousies, but this time the manure lacks nutrients. The denouement comes second to the closing 'meditation' on the deep meaning of lies, as flagged in the title, but most viewers will be too deeply asleep to care.

Release Details

  • Duration:113 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Claude Chabrol
  • Screenwriter:Odile Barski, Claude Chabrol
  • Cast:
    • Sandrine Bonnaire
    • Jacques Gamblin
    • Antoine de Caunes
    • Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
    • Bulle Ogier
    • Bernard Verley
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