Genealogies of a Crime

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Studio Ventura
SKU 40710067
UPC 712267980826
UPC 14 00712267980826
Format DVD
Release Date 4/6/2006
Keywords
Black Comedy
Family Life
Murder
Psychology
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Raoul Ruiz's GENEALOGIES OF A CRIME is based on the case of Hermine van Hug, a 1920s psychoanalyst who believed that criminal tendencies are formed at age five and who labeled her nephew a murderer before he reached adolescence. The nephew proved her right by strangling her. The always compelling Catherine Deneuve plays Solange, a lawyer who loses every case she represents and nevertheless decides to represent the young accused killer. Ruiz's film is an intelligent, darkly comic meditation on family, free will, and the nature of the criminal mind.
Reviews
New York Times "...[A] delightful, metaphysical comedy....The performances are cool and assured..." 03/27/1998 p.E14
Los Angeles Times "...Brilliant, bravura....[Deneuve] has taken on one of her most challenging, complex films ever with the intelligence and willingness to reveal vulnerability that are the hallmarks of her performances..." 04/10/1998 p.C14
Directors
Raoul Ruiz
Actors
Catherine Deneuve
Melvil Poupaud
Michel Piccoli
Mathieu Amalric
Cast & Crew
Catherine Deneuve - Star
Melvil Poupaud - Star
Jean Pieiller - Star
Michel Piccoli - Star
Jean Badin - Star
Monique Melinand - Star
Jean-Yves Gautier - Star
Hubert Saint-Macary - Star
Mathieu Amalric - Star
Andrzej Seweryn - Star
Paulo Branco - Producer
Pascal Bonitzer - Screenwriter
Raoul Ruiz - Screenwriter
Raoul Ruiz - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 98082-7
UPC 00712267980826
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 113 minutes
Color Color
Original Language French
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks French
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Ruiz,Raoul
Label Strand Releasing
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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