By Amitava Bhattacharya(03 Jan 2009)
"When Jean Marc-Faure murders his wife, his children and his parents and then tries to kill himself, it’s a crime that leaves everyone baffled. Until they probe Faure’s past - and find a twenty year web of lies and deceit. Daniel Auteil puts in an extraordinary performance as the man whose entire life was a breathtaking construct of fantasy and deceit, an insane façade which finally collapsed in an explosion of violence and despair when discovery became inevitable and its creator could no longer maintain it.
Nicole Garcia’s chilling thriller is adapted from Emmanuel Carrère’s novel about Jean-Claude Romand, a country doctor who hit European headlines for a gruesome series of murders and the stunning revelations that followed it. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2002 Festival de Cannes.