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Contre-Enquête

2007 1h 23m Crime Drama List
Reviews 69% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Richard Malinowski (Jean Dujardin) is a workaholic cop who rarely gets to see his 10-year-old daughter. So when she's abducted and murdered, his grief and guilt are all-consuming. His colleagues make the case their top priority and swiftly arrest Daniel Eckmann (Laurent Lucas). Eckmann begins writing Malinowski from prison, claiming his innocence and offering exonerating evidence. The two must work together to try and catch the real killer and make sure justice is served. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Robert M Enjoyable whodunit (or whodidntdoit). Characters not fleshed out very well, but the story-line keeps you wondering. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/14/24 Full Review NICK n Really good film-acting great, has its surprises Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review Audience Member wasnt bad, biggest positive was the different arc/twist as opposed to most films of this nature. Def glad they went w a low runtime of 83 mins as anything more would have just bloated it down/the script would have needed to add much more story to a semi thin current. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A good looking movie, with good actors, an interesting plot twist and zero emotional involvement. This entire film is too clinical and too arms-length to share in the father's sadness and anger, which is sort of strange considering how shocking the circumstances of his child's murder are. In the end, it's at least a brisk and refreshing hour and twenty minutes, but perhaps they should have added in about 20 more minutes of character establishing shots and plot. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Dujardin plays Richard Malinowski, a police detective married to an anesthesiologist. He's an upright guy, happily married, with a beautiful nine-year old girl, Emilie. The movie opens with Richard and Emilie having breakfast in their very lovely home one happy morning while mom is working her shift in the hospital. The phone rings, Richard answers the phone call, and leaves his little girl home. That was the last time he saw her alive. Counter-inquiry grabs you from the start. It is a gripping murder mystery, the story is compelling, the characters are believable, and Dujardin's performance breaks your heart. I won't give away the plot. This is an excellent film that grabbed me from the start. . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Through persistent correspondence over the course of three years and new elements in his possession, police captain Malinowski starts to doubt the man convicted for his 10 year old daughter's murder is actually guilty and starts a counter-investigation on his own. Strong drama with a complex plot, it's short (75 mins) and characters could have been developed more, but recommended as a solid French thriller. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Richard Malinowski (Jean Dujardin) is a workaholic cop who rarely gets to see his 10-year-old daughter. So when she's abducted and murdered, his grief and guilt are all-consuming. His colleagues make the case their top priority and swiftly arrest Daniel Eckmann (Laurent Lucas). Eckmann begins writing Malinowski from prison, claiming his innocence and offering exonerating evidence. The two must work together to try and catch the real killer and make sure justice is served.
Director
Franck Mancuso
Producer
Romain Le Grand, Patrick Gimenez
Screenwriter
Franck Mancuso
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 20, 2012
Runtime
1h 23m
Sound Mix
Dolby
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