Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: Tell No One

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Tell No One
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Released July 2, 2008

This French gem, whose original title is “Ne le dis à personne,” is a fabulous thriller about a man is contacted by his wife, who was murdered eight years earlier. The story of a pediatrician who does his best to find her while simultaneously outrunning the people he thought killed her is an excellent thrill ride which doesn’t presume any extravagant martial arts knowledge or supernatural forces but instead relies on his desire to stay alive and to be reunited with the woman he loves. A top-notch cast including François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, Kristin Scott Thomas, and André Dussolier help make this film feel infinitely more realistic than many other conspiracy thrillers and just as engaging. This is definitely one of the sleeker, cooler films to come out of France in recent years.

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