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Tell No One
Plus the story of Daniel Pearl's execution, Rwanda's film industry and Edith Piaf.
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2007 10:36 GMT

Amanda with Guillaume Canet
This week The Fabulous Picture Show hosts French actor and director Guillaume Canet's second feature, Tell No One, one of France's 2006 box office hits. An adaptation of American author Harlan Coben's best-selling thriller, the film has won four Cesars (the French Oscars) including best director. 

Tell No One tells the story of Parisian paediatrician Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) as he attempts to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of his wife Margot. When two bodies are found at the site of Margot's death a new investigation opens up, placing suspicion on the still grieving husband. Shocked, disorientated and unsure who to trust, Alex is thrown into further turmoil when he begins to receive anonymous emails with a video link – which seem to show that Margot is still alive. As he clicks on the link, he is instructed by Margot to "tell no one".

In this week's The Fabulous Picture Show, Guillaume Canet joins Amanda Palmer to talk about how he brought the pages to life, and how author Harlen Coben reacted when he completely rewrote the ending of the story.

A Mighty Heart

Angelina Jolie stars in A Mighty Heart
Director Michael Winterbottom's harrowing film A Mighty Heart, about The Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's kidnap and execution in Pakistan in 2002, has been praised for its authenticity and accuracy, while also being an effective thriller.

Based on the memoir of the same name by Pearl's wife, Mariane, the film concentrates on her agonising 5 week search for her missing husband – who was eventually killed by his kidnappers. Tabloid favourite Angelina Jolie takes on the role of mixed race Mariane, in a film produced by her partner Brad Pitt.

In an exclusive interview with Pitt, he tells Amanda Palmer how he hopes Hollywood will move beyond entertainment to make more films that engage with the real world.

Welcome to Hillywood

Children watching a Hillywood film
The Fabulous Picture Show meets the team behind Hillywood, a travelling film festival in Rwanda that journeys over the hills to reach the remotest parts of the country.

Rwanda has just one traditional movie theatre, in the capital Kigali, but Hillywood's travelling cinema is now boosting Rwanda's film culture, giving people a chance to see and share local stories.

Unlike the many foreign produced films which focused on the 1994 genocide, Hillywood films express daily concerns and reveal more positive aspects of Rwandan culture – and are attracting up to 2000 people for each screening.

La Vie En Rose

Marion Cotillard as Piaf in La Vie en Rose
Edith Piaf, the legendary French chanteuse of the 1950s, is brought back to life with a critically acclaimed biopic, La Vie En Rose.

Named after one of her most famous songs, the film recreates the remarkable and turbulent life of the singer.

Leading actress Marion Cotillard has been praised for her "truly magical" performance, depicting a sorrowful life of poverty, drug/alcohol abuse, and lost lovers.


This edition of The Fabulous Picture Show will be broadcast at the following times GMT:
Saturday 16th June 14:30, 22:30; Sunday 17th June 02:30, 12:30; Monday 18th June 07:30; Tuesday 19th June 07:00, 13:30; Wednesday 20th June 00:30, 11:30, 20:30; Thursday 21st June 05:30, 19:30; Friday 22nd June 03:00, 16:30; Saturday 23rd June 06:30

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