Dir. Pierre Salvadori, 2018, France, 108 min, DCP, color
With Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Elbaz
In French with English subtitles
Nominated for nine César Awards in 2019
Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2018
In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne (Adèle Haenel) is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero idolized by their young son. When Yvonne discovers that her husband was not the model of virtue she believed him to be and that an innocent man, Antoine (Pio Marmaï), has spent eight years in prison as Santi’s scapegoat, her world is turned upside down. Yvonne wants to do everything she can—short of exposing the truth about her husband—to help the young man get back to his life and adoring wife. However, Antoine encounters trouble adjusting to life after prison and soon blows a fuse, leading to a spectacular sequence of events.
“Salvadori and co-writers Benoit Graffin and Benjamin Charbit kick off with an exhilarating spurt of indirection in a hilariously choreographed action sequence parody that’s like vintage Jean-Paul Belmondo crime crossed with Blaxploitation. … But as crazed and lawless as the action gets in either the real or imagined scenarios, or those that blur the two, it’s the underlying sweetness of ‘The Trouble With You’ that makes it so pleasurable.” — David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter