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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #99. François Ozon’s Mon Crime

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #99. François Ozon’s Mon Crime

Mon Crime

In his usual form, the indefatigable French filmmaker François Ozon filmed his twenty-second feature last April with the likes of Rebecca Marder and Nadia Tereszkiewicz toplining with an impressive supporting cast comprised of Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon and Fabrice Luchini. Formerly known as Madeleine, Mon Crime (aka The Crime is Mine) set in the ’30’s and feature two young women tag-teaming against an unfair system. It’s an adaptation of the play of the same name by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil, which begins with the murder of a Parisian banker. Mon Crime was selected as the opening night of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris.

Gist: In the 1930s in Paris, a young and pretty actress, penniless and without talent, is accused of the murder of a famous producer. Helped by her best friend, a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted for self-defence.

Release Date/Prediction: It’ll have its domestic release in France in March and prior to that it is featured at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris with a possible showing at the Berlinale.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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