Le Lieu du crime (Scene of the Crime)
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Le Lieu du crime (Scene of the Crime)
Scene of the Crime (Le Lieu du Crime) begins with a quote from Great Expectations. Thirteen-year-old Nicolas Giraudi, picking flowers in a cemetery, is surprised by escaped criminal Wadeck Stanczak, who orders the boy to bring him some money. Displaying no signs of fear, Giraudi does what he is told, and as a "reward" his life is spared by the convict. Later on, Stanczak gets stinking drunk at a road house managed by Giraudi's mother, Catherine Deneuve. Fascinated by Stanczak, Deneuve arranges for the fugitive to take a room at a local hotel. On the day that Giraudi is to receive… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You can get away with all sorts of improbabilities in a plot if you crank up the style so it's clear the movie is having fun with itself. But Scene of the Crime has an earnest and realistic tone."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The overall presentation of the film is certainly competent and even somewhat captivating."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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