Nobody Else But You

Nobody Else But You (French: Poupoupidou) is a 2011 French comedy crime mystery film written and directed by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu.[3][4] It stars Jean-Paul Rouve as a bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, a local celebrity, who's life mirrors that of Marilyn Monroe, played by Sophie Quinton.

Nobody Else But You
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Film poster
Directed byGérald Hustache-Mathieu
Produced byIsabelle Madelaine
Written byGérald Hustache-Mathieu
StarringJean-Paul Rouve
Sophie Quinton
Music byStéphane Lopez
CinematographyPierre Cottereau
Edited byValérie Deseine
Distributed by
Release date
  • 12 January 2011 (2011-01-12) (France)
  • 11 May 2012 (2012-05-11) (US)
Running time
102 minutes
Budget€3.27 million[1]
Box office$150,173[2]

The film was shot on 35 mm film stock in Doubs, France, including the church of the village at the center of the story, Mouthe. It was released on 12 January 2011 in France, and on 11 May 2012 in United States. It grossed over $43,000 in the US,[1][2] and received positive reviews from critics, some of whom compared it favorably to Fargo, Twin Peaks and Laura.[5][6]

The film's titles (French and English) are references to the song "I Wanna Be Loved by You" which sung by Monroe in the film Some Like It Hot.


Traveling to the village of his aunt to hear the reading of her will, David Rousseau, an author of crime novels, investigates the death of a beautiful young woman named Candice, an apparent suicide in Mouthe. As he investigates Candice's death, the plot of the movie slowly reveals that it is an allegory of the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. Rousseau refuses to believe she has committed suicide. Teaming up with a local policeman, he seeks to prove that Candice was murdered.


Critical receptionEdit

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 83% based on 30 reviews, and an average rating of 6.7/10.[5] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a score of 63 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]


Year Award Category Result
2011 Chicago International Film Festival Best International Feature Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You) (2011)". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
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  3. ^ "Nobody Else But You". Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Nobody Else But You". Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Nobody Else But You (Poupoupidou) (2012)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Nobody Else But You (Poupoupidou) reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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