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''A Crime in Paradise'' (French: ''Un crime au Paradis'') is a 2001 French BlackComedy film directed by Jean Becker, [[TheRemake adapted]] by Sébastien Japrisot from the 1951 film ''La Poison'' by Sacha Guitry, and starring Creator/JacquesVilleret, Creator/JosianeBalasko, André Dussollier and Creator/GerardHernandez.

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''A Crime in Paradise'' (French: ''Un crime au Paradis'') is a 2001 French BlackComedy film directed by Jean Becker, [[TheRemake adapted]] by Sébastien Japrisot from the 1951 film ''La Poison'' by Sacha Guitry, and starring Creator/JacquesVilleret, Creator/JosianeBalasko, André Dussollier Creator/AndreDussollier and Creator/GerardHernandez.


* ConvulsiveSeizures: The prosecutor who ends up drinking the glass of wine that Lulu poisoned with strychnine convulses afterwards.



* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Lulu tries poisoning Jojo, by putting rodenticide in his wine. She dies before Jojo has the occasion to drink it however, and it's an unfortunate prosecutor who ends up drinking it during the investigation on the crime scene.

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: TamperingWithFoodAndDrink:
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Lulu puts an overdose of salt in Jojo's soup, which makes it inedible for him. When he asks her what she did to his soup after tasting it, she pretends she urinated in it.
** Lulu then
tries poisoning Jojo, by putting rodenticide strychnine (a rodenticide) in his wine. She dies before Jojo has the occasion to drink it however, and it's an unfortunate prosecutor who ends up drinking it during the investigation on the crime scene.


* NiceGuy: Jojo is a peaceful farmer who's far from exhibiting the same jerkassery as his wife. Too bad his life is hell.

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* NiceGuy: Jojo is a peaceful farmer who's far from exhibiting the same jerkassery as his wife. Too bad she makes his life is a hell.


The story takes place in 1980, in Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost, a French village in the Lyon area. Joseph "Jojo" Braconnier is an unhappy farmer who's married to Lucienne "Lulu", a nagging shrew and alcoholic who torments him everyday with nasty pranks and insults. Their farm is called "Le Paradis" ("The Paradise"), but life there is anything but, and Jojo cannot ask for divorce since the farm technically belongs to Lulu, who inherited it from her family. One day, Jojo hears of a brilliant lawyer who has just achieved his twenty-fifth acquittal. Very impressed, Jojo seeks the lawyer out and tells him he killed his wife, then listens to the lawyer's advices in order to prepare the true murder. Meanwhile, Lulu also sets out to murder Jojo.

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The story takes place in 1980, in Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost, a French village in the Lyon area. Joseph "Jojo" Braconnier is an unhappy farmer who's married to Lucienne aka "Lulu", a nagging shrew and alcoholic who torments him everyday with nasty pranks and insults. Their farm is called "Le Paradis" ("The Paradise"), but life there is anything but, and Jojo cannot ask for divorce since the farm technically belongs to Lulu, who inherited it from her family. One day, Jojo hears of a brilliant lawyer who has just achieved his twenty-fifth acquittal. Very impressed, Jojo seeks the lawyer out and tells him he killed his wife, then listens to the lawyer's advices in order to prepare the true murder. Meanwhile, Lulu also sets out to murder Jojo.


* TheAlcoholic: Lulu drinks booze all the time and has the characteristic red features of it on her face.

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* TheAlcoholic: Lulu drinks booze and wine all the time and has the characteristic red features of it on her face.

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* ThePrankster: Lulu sabotages Jojo's farm work on a regular basis purely out of spite, which causes an EscalatingWar.

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* DivorceRequiresDeath: The only way for Jojo to get rid of Lulu without losing everything in a divorce is, well, to kill her.


* SustainedMisunderstanding: The only person Lulu is nice to is her physiotherapist, named Jacky. He's so good at doing massages to her that she almost has orgasms. It turns out Jojo's BestFriend is also named Jacky, and that Jacky advises Jojo to have Lulu have sex so her behavior could improve (not implying Jojo or someone else should do it). One night, Jojo hears Lulu [[TalkingInYourSleep talk in her sleep]] about "Jacky" and his hands, and happily thinks his friend had sex with her. He keeps thinking that for the remainder of the film, not aware that she was referring to her physiotherapist.

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* SustainedMisunderstanding: The only living person Lulu is nice to is her physiotherapist, named Jacky. He's so good at doing massages to her that she almost has orgasms. It turns out Jojo's BestFriend is also named Jacky, and that Jacky advises Jojo to have Lulu have sex so her behavior could improve (not implying Jojo or someone else should do it). One night, Jojo hears Lulu [[TalkingInYourSleep talk in her sleep]] about "Jacky" and his hands, and happily thinks his friend had sex with her. He keeps thinking that for the remainder of the film, not aware that she was referring to her physiotherapist.


''A Crime in Paradise'' (French: ''Un crime au Paradis'') is a 2001 French BlackComedy film directed by Jean Becker, [[TheRemake adapted]] by Sébastien Japrisot from the 1951 film ''La Poison'' by Sacha Guitry, and starring Creator/JacquesVilleret, Josiane Balasko, André Dussollier and Creator/GerardHernandez.

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''A Crime in Paradise'' (French: ''Un crime au Paradis'') is a 2001 French BlackComedy film directed by Jean Becker, [[TheRemake adapted]] by Sébastien Japrisot from the 1951 film ''La Poison'' by Sacha Guitry, and starring Creator/JacquesVilleret, Josiane Balasko, Creator/JosianeBalasko, André Dussollier and Creator/GerardHernandez.


* NiceGuy: Jojo is a peaceful farmer far from exhibiting the same jerkassery as his wife. Too bad his life is hell.

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* NiceGuy: Jojo is a peaceful farmer who's far from exhibiting the same jerkassery as his wife. Too bad his life is hell.


* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Lulu tries poisoning Jojo, by putting rodenticide in his wine. She dies before Jojo has the occasion to drink it however, and it's an unfortunate cop who ends up drinking it during the investigation on the crime scene.

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Lulu tries poisoning Jojo, by putting rodenticide in his wine. She dies before Jojo has the occasion to drink it however, and it's an unfortunate cop prosecutor who ends up drinking it during the investigation on the crime scene.

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* TheDogBitesBack: One day, Jojo has enough of Lulu's spite and pranks and saws the steps of a ladder Lulu later has to use, which causes her to fall and break her leg.


* AwfulWeddedLife: Lulu and Jojo didn't marry out of love to begin with, and Lulu progressively made Jojo's life a hell as time passed. Jojo can't divorce lest he wants to end up with nothing. The only solace Jojo has is his stamps collection.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: Lulu and Jojo didn't marry out of love to begin with, and Lulu progressively made Jojo's life a hell as time passed. Jojo can't divorce lest he wants to end up with nothing. The only solace Jojo has is his stamps collection.collection... which Lulu ends up burning out of spite.


* {{Jerkass}}: Lulu is a nasty piece of work who makes poor Jojo's life a hell. She insults him everyday, deliberately sabotages his farm work, burns his stamps collection, puts an overdose of salt in his soup telling him she peed in it, and so on and so forth. Jojo does respond with pranks in turn, but he goes nowhere as far as Lulu.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Lulu is a nasty piece of work who who's a jerk to everyone but her physiotherapist and dead sister, and she makes poor Jojo's life a hell. She insults him everyday, deliberately sabotages his farm work, burns his stamps collection, puts an overdose of salt in his soup telling him she peed in it, and so on and so forth. Jojo does respond with pranks in turn, but he goes nowhere as far as Lulu.


The story takes place in 1980, in Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost, a French village in the Lyon area. Joseph "Jojo" Braconnier is an unhappy farmer who's married to Lucienne "Lulu", a nagging shrew and alcoholic who torments him everyday with nasty pranks and insults. Their farm is called "Le Paradis" ("The Paradise"), but life there is anything but. One day, Jojo hears of a brilliant lawyer who has just achieved his twenty-fifth acquittal. Very impressed, Jojo seeks the lawyer out and tells him he killed his wife, then listens to the lawyer's advices in order to prepare the true murder. Meanwhile, Lulu also sets out to murder Jojo.

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The story takes place in 1980, in Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost, a French village in the Lyon area. Joseph "Jojo" Braconnier is an unhappy farmer who's married to Lucienne "Lulu", a nagging shrew and alcoholic who torments him everyday with nasty pranks and insults. Their farm is called "Le Paradis" ("The Paradise"), but life there is anything but.but, and Jojo cannot ask for divorce since the farm technically belongs to Lulu, who inherited it from her family. One day, Jojo hears of a brilliant lawyer who has just achieved his twenty-fifth acquittal. Very impressed, Jojo seeks the lawyer out and tells him he killed his wife, then listens to the lawyer's advices in order to prepare the true murder. Meanwhile, Lulu also sets out to murder Jojo.



* AwfulWeddedLife: Lulu and Jojo didn't marry out of love to begin with, and Lulu progressively made Jojo's life a hell as time passed. The only solace Jojo has is his stamps collection.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: Lulu and Jojo didn't marry out of love to begin with, and Lulu progressively made Jojo's life a hell as time passed. Jojo can't divorce lest he wants to end up with nothing. The only solace Jojo has is his stamps collection.



* {{Jerkass}}: Lulu is a nasty piece of work who makes poor Jojo's life a hell. She insults him everyday, deliberately sabotages his farm work, burns his stamps collection, puts an overdose of salt in his soup telling him she peed in it, and so on and so forth.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Lulu is a nasty piece of work who makes poor Jojo's life a hell. She insults him everyday, deliberately sabotages his farm work, burns his stamps collection, puts an overdose of salt in his soup telling him she peed in it, and so on and so forth. Jojo does respond with pranks in turn, but he goes nowhere as far as Lulu.
* NiceGuy: Jojo is a peaceful farmer far from exhibiting the same jerkassery as his wife. Too bad his life is hell.

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