Love Is the Perfect Crime

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Love Is the Perfect Crime
French Blu-Ray Disc cover
Directed byArnaud Larrieu
Jean-Marie Larrieu
Produced byFrancis Boespflug
Sidonie Dumas
Bruno Pésery
Screenplay byArnaud Larrieu
Jean-Marie Larrieu
Based onIncidences
by Philippe Djian
StarringMathieu Amalric
Karin Viard
Sara Forestier
Denis Podalydès
Music byCaravaggio
CinematographyGuillaume Deffontaines
Edited byAnnette Dutertre
Distributed byGaumont
Release date
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06) (TIFF)
  • 4 October 2013 (2013-10-04) (Switzerland)
  • 15 January 2014 (2014-01-15) (France)
Running time
111 minutes
Box office$2.9 million[1]

Love Is the Perfect Crime (French: L'Amour est un crime parfait) is a 2013 French-Swiss drama thriller film directed by Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2][3]


Marc, who shares a remote mountain chalet with his sister, teaches literature at the polytechnic beside the lake in Lausanne and cannot resist his female students. One of them, Barbara, in the morning is found dead in his bed. When she is reported missing, the police open an enquiry and her glamorous young stepmother Anna starts her own investigation. Anna easily seduces the ever-amorous Marc, while he at the same time is unsuccessfully fending off both a sexy young student Annie and his frustrated spinster sister Marianne, who is being wooed by Richard, his head of department. But the police are closing in and Anna may not be what she appears.



Part of the film was shot at the Learning Centre of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.[4]


  1. ^ "L'Amour est un crime parfait (2014)- JPBox-Office". JP Box Office. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Love Is the Perfect Crime". TIFF. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ (in French) Antoine Duplan, "Le loup déguisé en prof de littérature", Le Temps, Wednesday 22 January 2014, p. 22.

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