TRILOGY 2: AN AMAZING COUPLE
You Can’t Hide Your Lying Eyes
Release Date: April 09, 2004
Starring: Bernard Mazzinghi, Ornella
Muti, Dominique Blanc,
Francois Morel, and Valerie
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Lucas Belvaux
Elbaum and Patrick Sobelman
Producer: Diana Elbaum and Patrick
Sobelman EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Writer: Lucas Belvaux
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AN AMAZING COUPLE opens with a misunderstanding. Alain, a real estate lawyer, is having a minor operation which, despite his doctor’s assurances, leaves him with an intense fear of dying. Alain decides not to tell his wife, Cecile, about the operation. When he shows up late to a surprise birthday party, he lies to her about where he was. Because of his unconvincing lies, his wife suspects that he’s having an affair. She asks her friend’s husband, a policeman, to follow Alain, but the policeman falls in love with Cecile and tries to make Alain think that he and Cecile are having an affair. Alain, however, begins to think that the policeman, Cecile, and his doctor are all trying to kill him.
These absurd situations are quite hilarious, though in a subtle, foreign manner rather than the broad style in which Hollywood studios tend to film such stories. What is also good about this movie is the way in which it clearly shows how lies, even seemingly harmless ones, and suspicion can lead to terrible consequences. At the end of the story, however, it is doubtful whether Alain has learned this important moral lesson. Perhaps he doesn’t deserve the beautiful Cecile after all.
AN AMAZING COUPLE would be a good introduction to the pleasures of French comedies, but it does include some foul language, including several strong profanities.
These absurd situations are quite hilarious. What is also good about this movie is the way in which it clearly shows how lies, even seemingly harmless ones, and suspicion can lead to terrible consequences. AN AMAZING COUPLE would be a good introduction to the pleasures of French comedies, but it includes some foul language, including several strong profanities.