The Truth About Charlie

Synopsis: A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man, who tells her that the money was really his, and he wants it back, seemingly convinced that she's hiding the cash. Meanwhile, more people end up dead...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Jonathan Demme
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Madame, there is not | a trace of this money | anywhere.

La Direction Centrale | de la PoliceJudiciaire | is confident of this:

When we find the money, | we find the killer.

Search him.

- Ooh!

No. Nothin'.

Okay. The cops don't have it, | and Charlie's clean.

Then who the hell's got it?

One Hermes wallet, | belonging to Charles Lambert,

containing 1,000 French francs,

1,500 deutsche marks, | 300 U.S. dollars, 5,000 pesetas,

50 Caribbean dollars.

The keys to Flat "B,"

12 Rue Desbordes Valmore.

Your residence?

One "trousse de toilette,"

containing the usual items,

including one tube ofTopol, | "the smoker's tooth polish."

Mrs. Lambert? "All?"

Yes. | One letter,

stamped and sealed, | addressed to you.

Addressed to me?

My dear Regina, | today I'm off to Cannes.

Got a lead on | a couple of Renoirs and maybe | a Schnabel and a Basquiat.

Can't wait for your return. | Thought you might be amused | by the enclosed clipping.

Love, Charles. | P.S., the tailor called.

- Your dress is ready. | - Show me the clipping.

There was none included.

We took the liberty | of calling your tailor.

We thought perhaps | we would learn something. | Did you?

Yes. Your dress "is" ready.

His agenda.

Charles Lambert's last day | was busy.

To us, largely meaningless.

It is your right as next of kin | to claim the possessions | of the deceased at this time.

Blah, blah, blah, blah, | et cetera, et cetera. | If you will sign...

Your cooperation today | will be noted.

Noted? | Commandant Dominique,

do you actually believe | I had something to do | with my husband's death?

Madame, I'm sorry,

but professionally,

I'm obliged to accept | that possibility.



Your husband. | Reggie, I'm so sorry.

God, you terrified me.

I'm awfully sorry. I... | I saw it on the news tonight.

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Jonathan Demme

Robert Jonathan Demme ( DEM-ee; February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard (1980), Swing Shift (1984), Something Wild (1986), and Married to the Mob (1988), as well as the critically acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense (1984), in collaboration with the band Talking Heads. He is best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. He later directed Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008). more…

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