L'outremangeur (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Police Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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French filmmaker Thierry Binisti directs the mystery drama The Over-Eater, based on the graphic novel by Jacques Ferrandez and Tonino Benacquista. Soccer player Eric Cantona stars as Richard Selena, a lonely 350-pound police investigator in Marseilles. His doctors tell him that he has a year to live unless he loses weight, but he continues to eat and struggles to breathe. He and his partner Marc Brisset (Jocelyn Quivrin) are assigned to investigate the death of a powerful industry leader. Richard suspects the guilty party is the victim's niece Elsa (Rachida Brakni), a beautiful young artist who runs a cafe with her father Emile Lachaume (Richard Bohringer). Instead of turning her in, Richard makes her come to his house and watch him eat. Meanwhile, Marc believes someone else is responsible for the murder after receiving a tip from the victim's widow, Anne Lachaume (Caroline Silhol).