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?
The Colour of Lies
Directed by Claude Chabrol