The Colour of Lies

Directed by Claude Chabrol

We’re in classic Chabrol territory with this love story-cum-mystery, set in a Breton fishing village. When a 10-year-old local girl is murdered the young local inspector begins her investigation by questioning an insecure art teacher who moved to the area with his wife, a nurse (Bonnaire). The pair are still the outsiders in the tight little community which also boasts a ‘star’ author (de Caunes). Soon it becomes obvious that everyone in the village is lying about something or another. But in a close society, extra care must be taken when lying as everyone knows everyone’s business. And lies have a habit of breeding like rabbits. Which lies are harmless and which will destroy?

113 minutes

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