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Release Date: 2010

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
A successful lawyer with a perfect life murders his wife's lover and assumes his identity. He flees to an isolated part of Yugoslavia where he gets another shot at being himself and seeing the big picture.

Cast: Romain Duris, Marina Foïs, Niels Arestrup, Branka Katic, Catherine Deneuve, Eric Ruf, Esteban Carvajal-Alegria, Florence Muller

Director: Éric Lartigau

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The movie feels loose and unpredictable. You're never sure where Paul or the story is going, and while that makes The Big Picture unexpectedly gripping for much of its running time, the shapelessness ultimately wins out. show more

  • Much of the plot stretches credulity, but the way it's constructed keeps tension high. show more

  • The Big Picture has been compared to "The Talented Mr. Ripley," the twice-filmed Patricia Highsmith novel about a sociopath who kills and then impersonates a rich acquaintance. But in spirit it's closer to Michelangelo Antonioni's 1975 "The Passenger," with Jack Nicholson as an existential adventurer who poses as a dead stranger. show more

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