The Christophe Belle case

a documentary film : The Christophe Belle case
Director : Lena Schneider & Julia Tomasi
Length : 52'
Year : 2009
Producer : Daniel Leconte


This story begins in Paris, in the Marais district, at the « Avion Délices », a renowned pastry shop run by Christophe Belle and Xavier Philippe. Both men are associates. According to their friends they make the perfect partnership. Until the day Christophe Belle is found dead. Next to his dead body, the investigators discover a cocaine bag. The investigation finds that Belle wasn't taking drugs and didn't keep bad company. Rapidly the investigators take a closer look at his associate. Suspicion then starts weighing heavily on Xavier Philippe. Who is Xavier Philippe? His police record is even particularly heavy: car theft, unlawful possession of firearms, physical offense, hit-and-run. He has already spent a few years in jail. So is Xavier Philippe the devil in disguise? The murder squad hasn't the faintest shadow of a doubt on the matter.