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3.6
295 Ratings

Genealogies of a Crime

Généalogies d'un crime

Directed by Raúl Ruiz
France, 1997
Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Synopsis

“I’ll be you and you be me.” A lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases agrees to defend a young man accused of murdering his wealthy aunt…only to have their identities start to blur. Meanwhile, a group of sinister psychologists circle around them.

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Genealogies of a Crime Directed by Raúl Ruiz

Critics reviews

Of the identity swapping game, practiced for psychiatric purposes, Jeanne (played also by Deneuve, or rather reincarnated as her) declares ‘a game gave in a few minutes more results than any treatment given according to the rules.’ Similarly, Genealogies of a Crime can be viewed as an elaborate game with the conventions of film noir that pushes the fatalism of that genre to new and revealing limits.
January 01, 2003
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