Love is the Perfect Crime

L'amour est un crime parfait

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu, 2013, France, Switzerland, 110 min, DCP, color
With Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Maïwenn, Sara Forestier
In French with English subtitles

Marc (Mathieu Amalric) is a forty-something, single professor living with his sister in a remote chalet in Lausanne, Switzerland. As the semester comes to an end, one of the philandering professor’s most promising students, Barbara, disappears after spending a night with him. When Barbara’s mother comes to town to retrace her daughter’s steps in hopes of finding her, suddenly all leads are pointing back to Marc.

“The Larrieu take a clever pleasure in taking us to the heart of a tortuous plot where it is very difficult to distinguish what is truth and what is mystification.”Télérama

“A typically riveting turn by Mathieu Amalric keeps this twisty and increasingly bizarre thriller from going off the rails.” – Rob Nelson, Variety