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]