The trailer for Mon crime – I’m the culprit, crime comedy by François Ozon with a stellar cast including Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Rebecca Marder, Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luchini, Dany Boon and André Dussollier. After inaugurating the thirteenth edition of Rendez-vous – Nuovo Cinema Francese in Rome, the feature film will arrive at the cinema on April 25 with BiM Distribuzione. The film is a free adaptation of the 1934 play of the same name by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil
Mon Crime – I’m the guilty onethe plot
In 1930s Paris, Madeleine Verdier, an attractive, penniless and talentless young actress, is accused of the murder of a famous producer. With the help of her best friend Pauline, a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted in self-defense. Thus she begins a new life, made of glory and success, until the truth comes out.
The words FRANÇOIS OZON, Director and screenwriter
“Talk cinema has always appeared to me as the art of lying par excellence and I have wanted to tell the story of a false perpetrator for a long time. When I discovered the play by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil, one of the hits of 1934, I immediately knew I had found the right opportunity to engage with this theme.While retaining the historical and political context of the 1930s, I wanted to freely adapt the storyline so that our contemporary concerns resonate within it in about power relations and control in man/woman relationships. And I wanted to play with the parallels that exist between theater and justice. In these times of collective depression, I felt the need to resort to inspiration and levity for the better endure the harsh reality of the present.And from this came my desire to rediscover the spirit of the screwball comedy, with its crackling dialogues and the use of bizarre and incorrect situations in which the protagonists invent tricks to get out of dramatic embarrassments. “
NADIA TERESZKIEWICZ is Madeleine Verdier
“I found the idea of playing an actress who plays all the time fantastic. How to express one’s sincerity when one is acting and therefore lying? It is the question that all actors ask themselves. My answer was to take sides in every instant at Madeleine’s side, sincere in all situations. I believe in her. She is spontaneous, instinctive, she does not plan anything. She advances as best she can: with suicidal tendencies and an instant later light-hearted and eager to go to the cinema. We discover her in love, mischievous , sometimes manipulative. But always for a good cause. It has a form of purity.”