The Scene of the Crime


Time Out says

The scene is the rustic vicinity of a small provincial town, the crime what happens to a small boy disaffected by his parents' divorce and by troubled loyalties when an escaped convict commits murder to save him from harm. His mother (Deneuve) promptly falls ass-over-tit for the convict (Stanckzak), his father (Lanoux) huffs around stockbroker-style, and his grandparents (including the imperishable Darrieux, alas) seem to have wandered in from a yokel movie. As vacuously pretentious as Téchiné's earlier Rendez-vous.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

André Téchiné
Catherine Deneuve
Victor Lanoux
Danielle Darrieux
Wadeck Stanckzak
Nicolas Giraudi
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