Nobody Else But You (Poupoupidou)

David Rousseau is a Parisian best-selling author of detective novels. When his aunt dies, he has to go to Mouthe, the coldest town in France, which is also the hometown of Candice Lecoeur, the blond spokesmodel of the Jura local cheese factory, who is convinced that she used to be Marilyn Monroe in a past life. When David arrives in Mouthe with a stalled imagination, Candice has just been found dead and the police close the case assuming it was a suicide. However, David does not believe it and starts investigating. Between Candice’s ex-husband, her book-critic lover, her therapist, the police chief, a rising politician, and any number of fans, David has more suspects than he knows what to do with. As the clues pile up, the line between fiction and reality begins to fray. Boasting strong lead performances and gorgeous wintertime landscapes, this modest but assured second feature from writer-director Gerald Hustache-Mathieu succeeds in breathing fresh life into the thriller genre. [Synopsis courtesy of Seattle Int’l Film Festival]

Nobody Else But You

The ambiguous suicide of a local beauty, weathergirl, cheese model, and Marilyn Monroe look-a-like finds an eager sleuth in David Rousseau, best-selling crime novelist. When Rousseau visits a remote Alps village for the reading of his friend’s will he unwittingly, but irresistibly, gets caught in the tangled web of murder and small town politics in this off-beat mystery.

Turning Tide

Yann Madec, long-time best mate of Frank Drevil, the star skipper of Global System Insurance, sees his dream come true when he replaces the injured Frank at the last minute for the start of the Vendée Globe. Nine days into the race and leading, Yann is forced to stop in Cape Verde to repair his broken center-board. Back in the race, Yann discovers a stowaway on board, a Senegalese teenager named Moussa. Faced with the risk of disqualification because of Moussa’s presence, Yann hesitates… Their encounter leads to the most unforgettable round-the-world race ever.