The Mystery of Henri Pick (Le Mystère Henri Pick)

Directed by Rémi Bezançon
Country:
France, Belgium
Year:
2019
Certificate:
CLUB

“Leave it up to the French to craft a delectable Agatha Christie-style caper … Henri Pick is an easily digestible and highly cultivated whodunit …” The Hollywood Reporter

A discovery within a remote Breton library that collects rejected, never published manuscripts, launches the career of Henri Pick, a pizza chef who died two years earlier and who, according to his widow, had never read a book in his life.

Jean-Michel Rouche (Fabrice Luchini), a famous literary critic, suspects all is not as it appears. When he takes an unpopular stance on the posthumously published novel, which has become an overnight sensation, he loses his job, his wife and his reputation.

A veritable literary whodunit ensues as the irrepressible Rouche, teams up with Pick’s daughter Joséphine (Camille Cottin), to uncover the truth behind the enigma of Henri Pick. Fabrice Luchini delights as the charming but persistent literary detective.