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Au cœur du mensonge

Claude Chabrol France, 1999

Jason's rating of the film The Color of Lies

A very, very fine Chabrol in grim small town provincial malfeasance mode. Far more steely than earlier works in such a vein, of which most would hold LA BOUCHER to be the prime exemplar. LIES is cut w/ the fine hand of a master jeweler. There also happens to be here an uncommon wealth of masterful performances; standout being Valeria Bruni Tedeschi as one of the best-rendered police inspectors in all cinema.