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The Mystery of Henri Pick

M NZ

Offensive language

M AU

Coarse language

DIRECTOR: Rémi Bezançon

STARRING: Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz, Bastien Bouillon, Josiane Stoléru

RUN TIME: 101 Minutes

LANGUAGE: French with English Subtitles

GENRE: Comedy, Drama

The perfect film for lovers of literature and intrigue alike, writer/director Rémi Bezançon (A Happy Event) presents a riddle wrapped in an enigma, packed into a cheese-stained pizza box, that begs the questions: Who is Henri Pick, and how did this supposedly illiterate pizza cook write an acclaimed bestseller?  

Based on David Foenkinos’s 2016 book of the same name, The Mystery of Henri Pick revolves around the film’s enigmatic title character who, two years after his death, has his name sprawled across the covers of a celebrated novel, The Last Hours of a Love Story. However, not everyone is convinced of the author’s authenticity of this overnight sensation. Amongst the cynics is influential literary critic Jean-Michel Rouche (Fabrice Luchini) who sets out to discover the truth behind Pick and the book that bears his name. Camille Cottin co-stars as Joséphine Pick, daughter of the mysterious author, who reluctantly assists Rouche in navigating the secretive Breton landscape.  

The Mystery of Henri Pick has twists and turns that would make Agatha Christie blush, and wears its love of literature on its sleeve. With many references to literary giants – from Alexander Pushkin to Marguerite Duras, this film is a well-crafted puzzle that will captivate and excite.

"It's a polished package - the charms of rural Brittany are displayed particularly effectively - and the plot is satisfyingly paced." - Screen International

"Henri Pick is an easily digestible and highly cultivated whodunit" - Hollywood Reporter

“Luchini (…) is excellent here as an arrogant erudite.” - Hollywood Reporter

“With The Mystery of Henri Pick, Rémi Bezançon has fun creating a hybrid film detailing a story-within-a-story literary investigation conducted by the great Fabrice Luchini.” - Cineuropa

SHOWING AT THESE NZ CINEMAS:

Cathay, Kerikeri - From 15 October
Matakana Cinemas, Matakana - From 12 October
The Bridgeway, Auckland - From 08 October
Lido, Auckland - From 08 October
Rialto Newmarket, Auckland - From 08 October
The Vic, Auckland - From 08 October
Waiheke Island Community Cinema - From 29 Oct
Rialto, Tauranga - From 08 October
Lido, Hamilton - From 08 October
Tivoli, Cambridge - From 08 October
Dome, Gisborne - From 22 October
Event Cinemas, New Plymouth - From 15 October
Globe Theatrette, Napier - From 12 October
Embassy 3, Wanganui - From 08 October
Event Cinemas, Havelock North - From 15 October
Focal Point, Feilding - From 08 October
Event Cinemas, Palmerston North - From 15 October
The Screening Room, Masterton - From 08 October
Circus, Martinborough - From 08 October
Shoreline, Waikanae - From 15 October
Light House Petone, Wellington - From 08 October
Light House Cuba, Wellington - From 08 October
Light House Pautahanui, Wellington - From 08 October
Penthouse, Wellington - From 08 October
State, Nelson - From 08 October
The Gecko, Motueka - From 15 October
The Village Theatre Society, Takaka - From 08 October
Town Hall Cinemas, Rangiora - From 15 October
Academy Gold, Christchurch - From 15 October
Deluxe, Christchurch - From 15 October
Lumiére, Christchurch - From 15 October
Movie Max Digital, Timaru - From 08 October
Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka - From 15 October
Dorothy Browns, Arrowtown - from 08 October
Rialto, Dunedin - From 08 October
St James Theatre, Gore - From 15 October

SHOWING AT THESE AU CINEMAS:

Warrina Cineplex, Townsville - From 29 October
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre, Brisbane - From 29 October
New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane - From 29 October
Palace James St, Brisbane - From 29 October
The Regal Twin, Graceville - From 29 October
Palace, Byron Bay - From 29 October
Plaza Theatre, Laurieton - From 29 October
United Avalon, Avalon Beach - From 29 October
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Sydney - From 29 October
Palace Central, Sydney - From 29 October
Palace Norton Street, Sydney - From 29 October
Ritz, Sydney - From 29 October
Gala, Warrawong - From 29 October
Empire​​​​​​​, Bowral - From 29 October
Palace Electric, Canberra - From 29 October
Palace Nova Eastend, Adelaide - From 29 October
Trak CineCentre, Adelaide - From 29 October
Alice Springs Cinema, Alice Springs - From 08 November
Luna Leederville, Perth - From 29 October
State​​​​​​​, Hobart - From 29 October