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by Jean Becker


Jojo Poacher and his wife can no longer stand each other. While watching television one day, Jojo sees the famous defense lawyer Maurice Jacquard celebrate his twenty-fifth acquittal. Jojo is very impressed. Unable to put up with his marriage any longer, he goes to see Jacquard and announces that he kiled his wife (which is not yet true) - Jojo's skillful questions trick Jacquard into explaining what kind of extenuating circumstances may lead to acquittal in murder case.

international title: A Crime in Paradise
original title: Un crime au Paradis
country: France
sales agent: FTD (France Télévisions Distribution)
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean Becker
film run: 95'
release date: FR 28/02/2001, BE 28/02/2001, CH 01/03/2001, IT 14/12/2001, ES 11/01/2002, PT 22/02/2002
screenplay: Jean Becker
cast: Jacques Villeret, Josiane Balasko, André Dussollier, Jacques Dacqmine, Suzanne Flon, Gérard Hernandez, Dominique Lavanant, Roland Magdane, Valérie Mairesse, Daniel Prévost, Jenny Cleve
cinematography by: Jean-Marie Dreujou
film editing: Jacques Witta
art director: Thérèse Ripaud
costumes designer: Sylvie de Segonzac
music: Pierre Bachelet
producer: Christian Fechner
production: Les Films Christian Fechner, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Josy Film (FR)
distributor: UGC Distribution, Les Films de l'Elysée (BE), JMH Distribution (CH), Lucky Red (IT), Sherlock Media (ES), Lusomundo (PT)
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