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A witty, snow-steeped French comedy thriller that riffs on the Marilyn Monroe legend, as a mystery writer unravels the death of a small-town beauty (Sophie Quinton).
It's a two-star movie with great music. If it had been made in the US, I would have called it dreck. The French can get away with these things.
Final score: 7. Storyline: 7, Originality: 7, Cinematography: 8, Involvement: 7, Sound: 7, Editing: 7, Educational: 7, Title design: 7, Acting: 8, Interesting: 7, Unusual: 7, Exciting: 7, Superior: 7
A big huge mess.
A very well made, snow-drenched, fargo-esq who dunnit. 3.5 stars
3.5 stars. Not really a thriller. I liked the French humour and the snowy rural setting. The script is not surprising but it is consistent.
sweet rural thriller, though without any suspense for anybody who knows a bit about Marilyn Monroe's life.