You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Corsican Investigation

When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he's inherited an estate, the gumshoe's rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in "The Corsican Investigation." Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica's tight-lipped behavior, distrust of outsiders and fierce pride, set to Alexandre Desplat's affectionate faux-James Bond score. Pic, adapted from a popular comic, has done tasty local biz since October release.

With:
With: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Caterina Murino, Didier Flamand.

When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust of outsiders and fierce pride, set to Alexandre Desplat’s affectionate faux-James Bond score. Pic, adapted from a popular comic, has done tasty local biz since October release.

Never knowing whether he’ll step unwittingly into an ancient grudge, be kidnapped by armed ski mask-wearing tough guys, used as a pawn by bumbling nationalists or railroaded by legal authorities, Palmer is ready to call it quits when major babe Lea (fetching, funny Caterina Murino) distracts him. Cemented in the boffo “Les visiteurs” era, the pairing of Reno’s laconic authority vs. Clavier’s clueless subservience is money in the bank where French and possibly Italian are spoken, but a hard sell elsewhere.

The Corsican Investigation

France

Production: A Gaumont release of a Gaumont, Legende presentation of a Legende, Gaumont, Ouille Prods., TF1 Films Prods. production, with participation of Canal Plus. Produced by Ilan Goldman. Directed by Alain Berberian. Screenplay, Christian Clavier, Michel Delgado, based on the comic by Petillon .

Crew: Camera (color, widescreen), Pascal Gennesseaux; editor, Veronique Parnet; music, Alexandre Desplat; production designer, Jean-Jacques Gernolle; costume designer, Florence Saudaune. Reviewed at UGC Orient Express, Paris, Nov. 5, 2003. Original title: L'enquete corse. Running time: 91 MIN.

With: With: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Caterina Murino, Didier Flamand.

More Film

  • imdb

    Federal Judge Bars California's Actor-Age Censorship Law

    When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust […]

  • Cavalcade Get Out Best Picture

    Oscars: Best Picture Winner Poised to Rout History

    When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust […]

  • Black Panther Twitter

    The Brilliance of 'Black Panther' Helped It Avoid a Common Tentpole Movie Trap

    When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust […]

  • Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..L to R:

    'Black Panther' Tops 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in Historic Opening

    When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust […]

  • Berlinale - 2018 - Stage 5,

    Stage 5, Die Gesellschaft Partner for ‘The Girl from Wereldend’

    When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust […]

  • Songs For Screens: Until The Ribbon

    Songs for Screens: Until the Ribbon Breaks Premiere New Track ‘Count the Lightning’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust […]

  • Emily Atef, Burhan Qurbani, David Wnendt,

    Berlin: German Filmmakers Celebrate the Diversity of Local Cinema at 'Face To Face' Event

    When mild-mannered private detective Jack Palmer (Christian Clavier) heads from Paris to Corsica to let a certain Ange Leoni (Jean Reno) know he’s inherited an estate, the gumshoe’s rational, city slicker ways get him nowhere fast in “The Corsican Investigation.” Purely local, crowd-pleasing fluff is distinguished by its deadpan send-up of Corsica’s tight-lipped behavior, distrust […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content