Genealogies of a Crime (Généalogies d'un crime)
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Genealogies of a Crime (Généalogies d'un crime)
Raul Ruiz directed this typically eccentric look at the nature of crime, the human mind, and life in the modern world. Solange (Catherine Deneuve) is a defense attorney with a reputation for taking on cases that can't be won -- and proving it by losing them. Her latest lost cause is Rene (Melvil Poupaud), a young man on trial for murdering his Aunt Jeanne (also played by Deneuve), a cruel psychiatrist who raised him as a child and was convinced from infancy that he was destined for a life of crime. While Rene would seemingly need a good lawyer in his situation, he prefers instead to play… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I found the film's mystery strangely compelling, no doubt helped by Deneuve's radiant presence."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Incomprehensible puzzler."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Elegantly creepy one minute and cheerfully absurdist the next, Genealogies of a Crime is lively and inventive, suggesting that there is more going on here than meets the eye."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
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