Tuesday, 18 September 2018


In which Marlène Leroy and Alice Avril discover that the record industry can be deadly. And Commissaire Laurence has a haunting problem.

« Que fait cette vision d'horreur dans mon triple homicide? »

Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie returned on pubcaster France 2 at the end of August with Drame en trois actes, followed on September 7 by Meurtres en solde. Written by Jennifer Have & Anne Peyrègne and directed by Christophe Campos, Mélodie mortelle is adapted from Agatha Christie's novel The Sittaford Mystery. Marlène Leroy (Élodie Frenck) is not only the secretary of Commissaire Swan Laurence (Samuel Labarthe). She's also the number one fan of female singer Nicky. Alice Avril (Blandine Bellavoir) must interview the teenage idol but Mike, Nicky's guitarist, is murdered.

Nicky is shocked and soon Franck Soler, her producer, replaces his protégé with "Shirley", who's none other than... Alice. Meanwhile, Swan can't forget the memory of Dr. Euphrasie Maillol. Mélodie mortelle is almost excellent, apart from the surreal return of the character played by Natacha Lindinger. The dialogues are fabulous and the original songs, between "Yé-yé" and the sitcoms from AB productions, are very ingenious. Blandine Bellavoir, who has great comedy moments, looks like she had fun singing (she also sung in Le crime ne paie pas). Élodie Frenck and Dominique Thomas (Tricard) are particularly brilliant. Amongst the guest cast, David Ayala (Soler) reminds of the legendary Paul Mercey.

« Laurence, j'ai une info de première bourre.
- Laissez moi deviner. Vous infiltrez une école maternelle? »

With Cyril Gueï (Tim Glissant) and Éric Beauchamp (Agent Martin). Also starring Roxane Bret (Nicky), Pascal Vannson (Tony), Clément Moreau (Marlon), Arthur Defays (Mike), Nicolas Cornille (Jeff), Camille Hersant (Ray), Laure Josnin (Chantal Lavigne), Frédéric Lampire (Presenter), Bernard Debreyne (Bouncer) and Bubulle. Songs C'était l'été, C'est comme ça, La poupée qui dit oui, Blue Eyes, Ce sera mieux demain, Talk To Me, Dancing Shoes, Passing By, Drops Of Gold, When We Twist, You're Not for Me, Leaving California and Morphine (the titles alone deserve to be all mentioned) composed and performed by Laurent Avenard, Moïra Conrath and Ludwig Gorhan.

C'était l'été sung by Roxane Bret and later by Blandine Bellavoir. C'est comme ça and La poupée qui dit oui sung by Blandine Bellavoir. Morphine performed by Laurent Avenard. Co-produced by Escazal Films and France Télévisions, with the support of Pictanovo and Région Hauts-de-France. Produced with the participation of TV5 Monde, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse and R.T.B.F. Télévision Belge. Sophie Révil is the producer. Laurent Chiomento exec produces. Main characters created by Sylvie Simon and Thierry Debroux. Music composed by Stéphane Moucha. Bertrand Mouly is the cinematographer. Production designed by Moundji Couture. Costumes by Sophie Dussaud. Edited by Bertrand Nail. Main title sequence designed by Romain Segaud

http://redcloudmusic.fr/qui-sommes-nous/ (Laurent Avenard and Ludwig Gorhan)

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