iluvcinema Selects: Ne les dis à personne/Tell No One (2006)

Ne les dis à personne (Tell No One) could have easily been an entry to the ‘Overlooked’ series I take part in, but alas, it is my latest video recommendation (Note: I have previously referred to this film a few times here on this blog).

For many of your out in the blog-o-sphere, you may be familiar with this film if only for the fact that Ben Affleck has been tipped to direct the English-language version. But why wait until 2014 (according to the IMDB) when you can catch the French original now.

Based on a novel from American crime author Harlan Coben, Tell No One is a taut, gripping suspense thriller which stars François Cluzot as Alex, a grief-stricken man who, several years after his wife’s (Marie-Josée Croze) murder, now finds himself the chief suspect of a double murder. Add to this an email Alex receives which reveals a new, mysterious layer to his wife’s death and …

… that is about all I will say about the film; the less you know, the better. There are so many unexpected developments that I do not want to spoil a single thing for you, if you decide to accept the mission I have laid before you.

Tell No One is directed and co-written by actor Guillaume Canet and co-stars Kristin Scott Thomas.


Tell No One was awarded four César Awards in 2007: Best Director for Guillaume Canet, Best Actor (François Cluzet), Best Editing and Best Music Written for a Film (Original Score).


  1. Guillaume Canet is Marion Cotillard’s boyfriend right? I’ve been curious to see his work, sounds like a multi-talented guy, and gorgeous too! Heh, why must every foreign film be remade nowadays??

    • Correct. And he was married to Diane Kruger. I was majorly surprised to find out he was at the helm of this. It is a very confidentially produced piece of cinema.

  2. I loved this movie and I’m not against Hollywood remaking it if it means more people get to find out more about it. And Francois Cluzet is like the French Dustin Hoffman! The resemblance is uncanny 😉
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  3. LOVE IT… absolutely LOVE IT!!

    Such a fast paced and ingenious thriller.

    Great write up matey
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  4. This looks very interesting. Have noted it down!
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