Au coeur du mensonge = The color of lies / Marin Karmitz présente un coproduction MK2 Productions, France 3 cinéma avec la participation de Canal+, le soutien de La procirep et Sofilmka ; scénario et dialogue, Odile Barski et Claude Chabrol ; produit par Marin Karmitz ; un film de Claude Chabrol.

Video/Projected medium
  • Brooklyn, NY : Kimstim, Inc. [2005]
  • [Place of distribution not identified] : Distributed exclusively by Kino Video
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Summary note
Set in a French fishing community, René is a primary suspect in the rape and murder of a young girl. His wife Viviane supports him even while conducting an affair with a celebrity writer. René and Viviane's lives come under close scrutiny, which puts further strain on their relationship. Meanwhile the chief of police is also looking at a TV journalist, a small-time crook who fences stolen goods, and a curious married couple who run a local shop.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
  • Special features: "Moteurs actions indiscretions" a making-of documentary; a narration over a stills slide show by film scholar Joel Magny; original French trailer.
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Eduardo Serra ; editor, Monique Fardoulis ; artwork, Vincent Bioulès ; music, Matthieu Chabrol.
Target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Gamblin, Antoine de Caunes, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Language note
In French with optional English subtitles.
Title on container and disc label
  • Color of lies
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  • 698452202839
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