Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Snake (Le Serpent)
Gallic writer-director Eric Barbier borrows Hitchcock's old premise of an innocent unjustly accused of lurid and brutal actions - with all evidence pointing inconveniently to him - for the Parisian-set thriller Le Serpent. Yvan Attal stars as Mandel, a slightly introverted photographer careening toward an ugly divorce from his affluent German wife. Back into his life waltzes Plender (Clovis Cornillac), a psychopath obsessed with obtaining vengeance on Mandel for a long-ago trauma that he believes the photographer caused during childhood. The revenge takes the form of a model who falsely accuses Mandel of rape and then turns up dead in the photographer's car - making him the number one suspect. At the same time, Plender begins to inveigle himself into the confidences of Mandel's unsuspecting family. Barbier also authored the screenplay, adapting a novel by Ted Lewis (Get Carter).~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide Rated No Rating .
Cast: Simon Abkarian, Clovis Cornillac, Yvan Attal, Minna Haapkylä, Pierre Richard
Produced by: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Pierre Rambaldi, Eric Jehelmann
Directed by: Eric Barbier
Written by: Eric Barbier, Ted Lewis, Trân-Minh Nam
Running time: 2hr 0min
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