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tell no one – france (2006)

Tell No One

I watched this French thriller last weekend, and was really drawn in.

It seems a lot more ‘glossy’ than many French films that I have seen – a bit Hollywood in its execution and production, but the story was intriguing to say the least, and I am now plannign to read the book by Harlan Corben that it is based on.

Alex and his wife Margot are having a romantic night by the lake when she is suddenly attacked, he is knocked unconscious trying to save her, and when he comes round a few days later in hospital, he learns that she was horrifically and brutally murdered.

Eight years later, he receives an email containing CCTV footage of a woman who bears an uncanny resemblence to her, together with the message to ‘Tell noone’.

I personally didn’t guess the real story behind it all, but I’m not sure that’s because I wasn’t paying close enough attention, but that there was no way of guessing.  I don’t think there are clues throughout the film, and so it’s not altogether clever – just something to sit back, enjoy and be entertained by.

Oh yeah, and Kristin Scott-Thomas comes across far better in french than she tends to in English.

My rating – 7/10

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  1. Lee
    August 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Does the book have subtitles?

  2. August 29, 2010 at 4:38 am

    I adore Kristin Scott-Thomas, regardless of the language. Thank you for this review, we watched it tonight and the only complaint is that it took us a bit to get a handle on all the relationships. And the actor playing Alex looks amazingly like Dustin Hoffman.. a couple of double-takes ensued but we both enjoyed this offering immensely!

    • August 29, 2010 at 9:27 am

      That was my thought too – a French Dustin Hoffman!!! It was an uncanny resemblence 🙂

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