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Tell No One

2006 Drama

An innocent man is on the run after he's accused of murder and his spouse seemingly returns from the grave in this thriller from France. Alex Beck (François Cluzet) is a doctor who has slowly been putting his life back together after his wife Margot was murdered by a serial killer. Eight years on, Alex is doing well enough until he finds himself implicated in the murder of two people, with plenty of evidence pointing to him as the killer even though he knows nothing of the crimes. The same day, Alex receives an e-mail that appears to be from Margot (Marie-Josée Croze), which includes a link to a video clip that seems to be recent and features his late wife looking alive and well. Margot's message warns Alex that they are both being watched, and he struggles to stay one step ahead of the law as a gang of strong-arm men intimidate Alex's friends into telling whatever they might know about him. Alex's sister Anne (Marina Hands) persuades her well-to-do lover Helene (Kristin Scott Thomas) to hire a well respected attorney, Elisabeth Feldman (Nathalie Baye), to handle Alex's case. While Elisabeth tries to keep Alex out of jail, she learns that her client has a warrant out for his arrest, and Alex goes on the lam while he and his lawyer struggle to find out the truth about the murder as well as Margot's reappearance. Tell No One (aka Ne Le Dis a Personne) was based on the international best-selling novel by Harlan Coben. more..

Director: Guillaume Canet

Starring: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, François Berléand

Reviews

  • Tell No One's plot thickens in about five ways at once, but they're all connected. The issue of how is a riddle that does more than tease --gives you an itch you won't want to stop scratching.

    Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly

    19 January 2013

  • Beautifully written and acted, Tell No One is a labyrinth in which to get deliriously lost.

    Stephen Holden - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • Author Coben, who says he is a fan of "stories that move you, that grab hold of your heart and do not let it go," has gotten a film that does exactly that.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

  • Thrillers aren't always so thrilling, but Tell No One is -- and absorbing, sometimes perplexing and often stirring as well.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    19 January 2013

  • Even when it's baffling, it's never boring. I've heard of airtight plots. This one is not merely airtight, but hermetically sealed.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    19 January 2013

Awards

  • Best Foreign Independent Film

    British Independent Film Awards (2007)

     
  • Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)

    César Awards, France (2007)

  • Best Foreign-Language Film

    Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (2008)

  • Best Motion Picture Screenplay

    Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2009)

     
  • Best Foreign Horror/Thriller Trailer

    Golden Trailer Awards (2008)