FRENCH RIVIERA

L'HOMME QU'ON AIMAIT TROP

By André TÉCHINÉ

ELLE DRIVER - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2014

Based on the most famous alleged murder case of the French Riviera. The murder of Agnès Le Roux is a question remaining 30 years later. A tale of passion, money and betrayal.

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Festival de Cannes 2014
Out of Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • André TÉCHINÉ
    • Writer(s)
    • André TÉCHINÉ, Cédric ANGER, Jean-Charles LE ROUX
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier DELBOSC (Fidelité), Marc MISSONNIER (Fidelité)
    • Synopsis
    • Nice, 1976. Following the failure of her marriage, Agnès Le Roux returns from Africa to her mother Renée, owner of the Casino Le Palais de la Méditerranée. The young lady falls in love with Renée’s confident, Maurice Agnelet, a handsome lawyer 10 years elder. He has other relationships; she’s crazy for him. Shareholder of the Casino, Agnès wants to sell her family heritage to become independent, but her mother stubbornly refuses. A riddled game empties the casino’s vaults. Renée is threatened. The shadow of the mafia and Fratoni, the dodgy boss of a competing casino who is trying to take over the Palais de la Méditerranée are behind these misdeeds. Amid this conflict, Maurice switches side and puts Agnès in contact with Fratoni, who offers her 3 million Francs for her to vote against her mother. Agnès accepts, Renée loses control of the casino. Agnès regrets her betrayal, Maurice leaves her. Following a suicide attempt, the young lady disappears in October 1977.
      Her body will never be found. Thirty years later Maurice Agnelet is still the prime suspect of this crime with no evidence nor body. Convinced of his guilt, Renée fiercely fights for his conviction...
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