Comedy and crime intersect in ‘Mystery in Saint-Tropez’, a French production directed and co-written by Nicolas Benamou, who has already demonstrated in titles like ‘In depth’, a shocking fusion between ‘Speed’ and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, his interest in the nature of the human being, with its pros and cons, served on a silver platter in the images of another proposal that twists the smile at times. It’s the summer of 1970 and an eccentric millionaire, like every year, throws a party to which he invites his colleagues from show-business. His villa in Saint-Tropez is the ideal place to celebrate the event, but a setback threatens to derail the hedonistic plan. The insulting wealthy organizer of the event suffers an assassination attempt, or so he thinks, which creates a mess that can be reminiscent of the Cluedo games, a wonderful board game, also turned into a movie. To catch the suspect and solve the mystery, a peculiar investigator poses as a newly hired butler. Christian Clavier (‘The Visitors’), Benoît Poelvoorde (‘ Venice is not in Italy ‘), Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lermitte (‘ The Idiots’ Dinner ‘), Virginie Hocq (‘ The Great Restaurant ‘) and Rossy de Palma participate in the choral cast.