Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006)



Critic Consensus: An intense, well-crafted thriller, Tell No One is equal parts heart-pounding and heart-wrenching.

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An innocent man is on the run after he's accused of murder and his spouse seemingly returns from the grave in this thriller from France. Alex Beck (François Cluzet) is a doctor who has slowly been putting his life back together after his wife Margot was murdered by a serial killer. Eight years on, Alex is doing well enough until he finds himself implicated in the murder of two people, with plenty of evidence pointing to him as the killer even though he knows nothing of the crimes. The same day, Alex receives an e-mail that appears to be from Margot (Marie-Josée Croze), which includes a link to a video clip that seems to be recent and features his late wife looking alive and well. Margot's message warns Alex that they are both being watched, and he struggles to stay one step ahead of the law as a gang of strong-arm men intimidate Alex's friends into telling whatever they might know about him. Alex's sister Anne (Marina Hands) persuades her well-to-do lover Helene (Kristin Scott Thomas) to hire a well respected attorney, Elisabeth Feldman (Nathalie Baye), to handle Alex's case. While Elisabeth tries to keep Alex out of jail, she learns that her client has a warrant out for his arrest, and Alex goes on the lam while he and his lawyer struggle to find out the truth about the murder as well as Margot's reappearance. Tell No One (aka Ne Le Dis a Personne) was based on the international best-selling novel by Harlan Coben. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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François Cluzet
as Alexandre Beck
Marie-Josée Croze
as Margot Beck
André Dussollier
as Jacques Laurentin
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Hélène Perkins
François Berléand
as Eric Levkowitch
Nathalie Baye
as Elisabeth Feldman
Jean Rochefort
as Gilbert Neuville
Marina Hands
as Anne Beck
Philippe Lefebvre
as Lieutenant Philippe Meynard
Florence Thomassin
as Charlotte Bertaud
Olivier Marchal
as Bernard Valenti
Guillaume Canet
as Philippe Neuville
Brigitte Catillon
as Capitaine Barthas
Samir Guesmi
as Lieutenant Saraoui
Jean-Pierre Lorit
as Adjudant-chef Lavelle
Jalil Lespert
as Yaël Gonzales
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Critic Reviews for Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One)

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 24, 2010
Entertainment Weekly
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Canet has covered his bases with enough swooping camerawork, narrative smoke-and-mirrors, and quick-sketched supporting characters for a dozen thrillers

Full Review… | August 8, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One)


Excellent movie. Good, and believable acting. Fast paced, satisfyingly intricate plot with lots of suspense. This was not one of those films where you can foresee how things are going to work out--and are usually disappointingly right-- after the first few minutes. Far superior to the other foreign films I have seen in this genre. Very well done!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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A good little French thriller based on a novel by Harlan Coben. A doctor whose wife was brutally murdered eight years before receives an e-mail purporting to have been sent by the dead woman herself. Meanwhile, the police have reopened the case in the light of fresh evidence, all of which - unfortunately for him - points to the husband as the killer. Although the plot eventually twists and turns itself beyond the bounds of plausibility, Tell No One remains an intellectually stimulating and - thanks to the strong central performance of François Cluzet - an emotionally satisfying piece of work. Beware, a Hollywood remake is in the offing :S

Stephen M
Stephen M

Super Reviewer

Sometimes, Ne le Dis à Personne should have chosen to go for the drama instead of so much thriller, or the opposite. But it had to chose and it remained uneven between both. Both sides still worked and made of it all a great movie that deserved all the recognition,

Emile Tremblay
Emile Tremblay

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