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]

One Night

In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, certainly. But at the end, nobody called the police. Nevertheless, sorrows are too heavy for Pierre, which feel the needs to tell everything to his wife (Sophie Quinton), and to the police. During the investigation, it appears that 38 people witnessed the murdering, and none reacted…

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.