The Color of Lies (Au coeur du mensonge)
The Color of Lies (Au coeur du mensonge) (1999)

This thriller from veteran director Claude Chabrol is a tense suspense drama, leavened with sly humor, about the fallout from a shocking crime in a small town. Frederique Lesage (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), the new chief of police in a cozy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
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Sean Axmaker
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Chabrol could do the traditional murder mystery and detective procedural as well as anyone but this is something else, a low-key study in suspicion, mistrust and small-town gossip where the details are suggested more than stated.

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Dennis Schwartz
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It's a well-executed but not that exciting psychological thriller in Brittany.

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Harry Guerin
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More thoughtful than taut but a fine addition to the Chabrol canon.

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