Deception - Marc Rivière - France
Deception (France, 2016) by Eurochannel
Deception (La face, 2016)
Cast: Bruno Solo, Hippolyte Girardot, Julia Faure
Paul is the most ruthless prosecutor in France, but he is still a man – and as a man, he is weak! When he witnesses the death of a young girl and is put on the case, his weaknesses burst off. Eurochannel premieres Deception, a French drama that proves that sometimes greed and power overshadow justice.
In Deception, Paul Berthier is an ambitious public prosecutor. He stops at nothing until justice is served and criminals are behind bars. One day, when relaxing by the riverside with his lover, he witnesses the accidental drowning of a young girl in the Charente but does nothing to help. The case is soon investigated as a murder and the principal suspect is Guillaume Vauban, a young rascal, heir of a multimillion euro empire of communications.
An adaptation of a novel by Pierre Boulle –- who also wrote The Planet of the Apes and The Bridge on the River Kwai, winner of seven Academy Awards when it was adapted to cinema –- Deception juxtaposes the principles of good ethics and personal survival. As Berthier and the village’s population seek a guilty part for the murder, Vauban and his family try every trick of the book to get him out of the situation. But is he really behind the murder? Will Berthier ever confess that he witnessed the accident of the young girl?
Eurochannel invites you to discover the thrilling and surprising answers of this drama “a-la-Simenon.” Relish with the best of French intrigue as you find out the true nature of a public prosecutor: his race for fame and success!
Paul Berthier, a public prosecutor, witnesses the accidental drowning of a young girl but does nothing to help. A decision that will change not only his life, but that of a millionaire and an entire village.