TELL NO ONE
French Crime Drama
Starring: Francois Cluzet, Marie-Josee
Croze, Andre Dussollier,
Kristin Scott-Thomas, and
Runtime: 125 minutes
Distributor: Music Box Films
Director: Guillaume Canet
Executive Producer: Luc Besson and Pierre-Ange Le
Producer: Alain Attal
Writer: Guillaume Canet and Philippe
Address Comments To:Music Box Films
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At the same time, new evidence surfaces, and the police reopen the case with Alexandre as the chief suspect of his wife’s murder. He flees from the police hours before he is to meet up with his wife in a park, but the meeting doesn’t happen. Alexandre unravels a conspiracy of thugs intent on finding him in order to find his wife. He befriends a local street gang leader who comes to his rescue more than once. The movie twists and turns with many plot developments as the police close in on Alexandre, only to reveal that there is much more to the story than a simple murder.
TELL NO ONE is based on a well-known American thriller and the turns of plot will keep viewers guessing as to what’s really happening. In that regard, it is a first-rate thriller. Unique to this genre of movie is the emotional connection that Alexandre has for his wife. The story of their romance since childhood appears in flashback. Their strong relationship adds to the ending’s pathos. The performances are first rate, the directing is terrific and the story is intriguing.
The plot itself delves deep into much immorality and a world of police on a powerful man’s payroll, covering up immoral behavior that ultimately is the cause of the whole conspiracy. Alexandre’s sister is a lesbian, and her “wife” (the term the movie uses) is Alexandre’s confidante. In the end, the truth becomes known (at least to the viewers) and justice is almost done. It is left unresolved as to whether all those involved will be brought to justice, however.
In addition to homosexual characters, TELL NO ONE contains plenty of foul language and full frontal male and female nudity, though seen from a distance. It is a well-made thriller, but its appeal is limited by these negative elements.
TELL NO ONE is a first-rate thriller that delves deep into much immorality, which ultimately is the cause of a conspiracy. In the end, the truth becomes known (at least to viewers), and justice is almost done. It is left unresolved as to whether all those involved will be brought to justice, however. In addition to homosexual characters, TELL NO ONE has plenty of foul language and full frontal nudity in one scene, though shown from a distance.