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

The queen of Sheba | will soon come crashing down...

Daddy was just a girl in disguise.


Excusez-moi, monsieur. | Merci.

- Whoa.


I beg you, please. No!

No! No!

Hercules, darling, | how could you do that to me? | I begged you.

I just couldn't resist. | You couldn't resist it? | I don't believe it!

Oh, Sylvia, | what am I gonna do?

How can I ever | explain it to him?

Well, Regina, | break it gently...

and then soak him | for all he's worth.

Oh, I don't even care | about the money.

All I ever really wanted | was someone...

Excuse me. | Does this belong to you?

Now what's he gone and done?

Well, he was creating | a fairly sophisticated | surveillance system...

behind the ladies' cabanas.

You see? He's completely | out of control.

It's all that | nascent testosterone. | Oh, yeah.

It's the scourge of the planet, | that stuff. Herky, sit.

Thanks for not turning him in.

Oh. You're welcome.


- See ya. | - Quitter.



You called me a quitter.

You give up awful easy.


Yeah. Hi.


I think it's okay to | ask your name now that | we're in another country together.

Regina... Lambert.

Joshua Peters. | Charmed.

I'm gonna ask you something | real quick and make it like | ripping off a Band-Aid, okay?

Ow. Go ahead.

Is there a Mister Regina?

Not for long.

Your ride didn't show?

Yeah. It's par for the course, | I'm afraid.

Well, you need a hand?

Yes. Yes, that would be great.

Thank you.


I would invite you in, | but it's not...

I get it. | Nice neighborhood.

Fancy. Well,

I'm off.

It was a pleasure | meeting you, Reggie. | Good luck.

It was really nice | meeting you too.

Oh. Something | to remember me by.

"Caribbean. " | I've just come back | from there, but...

- You'll have to read it and | find out what you've missed.

Maybe next time | you're in Martinique | you'll be single.

- See you around, Reggie.


It's Regina,

but that's okay.







Madame Lambert?

This is your husband?

Monsieur Charles Lambert?

Your husband's body was found | next to the train tracks,

just outside of Montpellier.

Were you aware of his departure | from France Thursday?

Charles travels all the time.

His effects included | a one-way airline ticket | from Barcelona...

to Caracas, Venezuela.

Also one to Rio deJaneiro, | Brazil.

Does he know anyone | in Caracas?

In Rio?

Your husband was American?

No. Wait. No.

Charles is Swiss... was Swiss.

His profession?

Art dealer. | Where is his gallery?

He did most of his work | over the telephone, | on the computer.

Okay. Family?

I believe I'm all there is, | Commandant.

He was an orphan... | an only child.

Non, merci.

Charles Lambert...

was a wealthy man?

We live"... lived" quite well.

Why did you | say his name like that?

Is this | your husband's passport?

I believe so.


You see? Switzerland.


And this?

- Uh... | - And this?

And this?


Perhaps I will have that ciggy.

Forgive me, | but you are married | only three months.

- Is that illegal? | - And your marriage... | a happy one?

I was about to ask | Charles for a divorce,

if you must know. | I see.

How many financial accounts | did you and your husband hold?

Excusez-moi, Commandant.

Why haven't you found the killer yet? | Where are my belongings?

Where is our furniture? | Why is my apartment empty? | Who tore it apart?

Your husband liquidated | the contents of your flat...

through three | reputable auction houses | and cashed the proceeds,

roughly the equivalent | of $1.8 million immediately.

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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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