Vieille Canaille (1992)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Darius Caunes is so charming, you want to forget that he killed his wife. He is so charming that you will probably want to overlook the fact that he is counterfeiting currency. He is audacious and skillful. He has even made a friend of the honest and dogged police inspector who investigated his wife's murder. He is unflappable and is something of an artist at crime. However, even the best plans go astray, and when his assistant at the print shop he owns accidentally gets hold of a bill and passes it on to a former boyfriend who has come around begging for money, he finds himself having to spin a web of improvisations that lead him into less than artistic crimes and murders. In this blackest of black comedies, the indignation of the murderer at the failure of his schemes is at least as funny, and as thrilling, as the detective's persistence and energy in getting the numerous clues he is given exactly wrong.