Mensonge, (The Lie) (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mensonge, (The Lie) (1993)





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Emma (Nathalie Baye) has been happily married to Charles (Didier Sandre), a hardworking journalist, for over ten years. They have a son, and are considering having another child when she learns that she is both pregnant and HIV-positive at a time when Charles is away. As Emma has never used drugs or slept around, and has never had a blood transfusion, there can only be one source for her infection: her absent husband. Shocked to the core by this turn of events, she goes through his things and finds an address book with the names of many women in it. Determined to discover what has been going on, she begins contacting every name in the book. She continues her investigations even after her husband, whom she confronts over this, returns. While this film never comes across as an instructional piece, it was co-written by an AIDS specialist. It is also significant because is marks the final movie performance of Louis Ducreux (as the grandfather) after more than fifty years in the business. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Didier Sandre
as Charles Melville
Louis Ducreux
as Grandfather
Bruno Todeschini
as Pick-up Man
Jean-Claude Lecas
as Charles' Brother
Pascal N'Zonzi
as Passer-by
Aladin Reibel
as Jean-Loup
Patrick Aurignac
as Boy at Tuileries
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