Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne) Guillaume Canet

Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne) Guillaume Canet
Alex and Margot are former childhood sweethearts, now happily married and surrounded by loving friends and family. On an annual visit to the bucolic lake where they first kissed, their peaceful life is shattered when Margot is brutally murdered and Alex is badly beaten and thrown into the water. The attacks are attributed to a serial killer but eight years later, there are still nagging questions: who pulled the unconscious Alex from the lake? Who called the police? And where are the autopsy photos? Then, Alex receives a link to a webcam that shows Margot alive, and two bodies are discovered in the woods near the lake. Alex, the police and a shadowy third party all begin to dig deeper into the circumstances of Margot’s murder. Slowly, they discover that everyone in their circle knows more than they are admitting, and that everyone plays a role in this increasingly complicated tragedy. This very well crafted mystery (based on Harlan Coben’s novel) goes through several plot twists before arriving at a surprising but satisfyingly plausible ending. Excellent performances by François Cluzet as Alex and Marie-Josée Croze as Margot anchor the mystery with a complex and compelling love story, and Kristin Scott Thomas as Alex’s sister-in-law and André Dussolier as Margot’s father also stand out in a strong ensemble cast. Director Guillaume Canet has won a small handful of awards for this captivating film, including the César for Best Direction, and the Lumière for Best Film. Sadly, the only extra is a "making of” doc in French. (Seville)