An exhilarating combination of romance and suspense ignites sparks of all kinds against the backdrop of an edgy, modern Paris in The Truth About Charlie, Academy Award®-winning director Jonathan Demme’s fresh take on the 1963 Stanley Donen film Charade. 

Regina Lambert meets the charming Joshua Peters while vacationing in Martinique, as she contemplates ending her whirlwind marriage to the enigmatic Charlie. But upon her return to Paris, she finds that both her apartment and her bank account have been emptied, and her husband has been mysteriously murdered. A trio of his old cohorts has begun shadowing her in hopes of answering their own questions about Charlie and recovering a bundle of missing cash. Joshua is in Paris now, too, and ready to offer any help he can.

The more Reggie learns, the more she must find out to fill in the missing pieces of this puzzle and to protect herself from ever-increasing danger. Joshua lays a growing claim on her affection, even as disturbing information about him surfaces and undermines her trust. Hard-edged Commandant Dominique thinks Reggie herself is the most likely suspect. The attentions of a straight-laced embassy official make Reggie’s situation even more complicated. But all she can do is carry on with the knowledge that in life, as in love, nothing is ever as simple as it seems.



May 16, 2003


Jonathan Demme


Jonathan Demme (screenplay) & Peter Stone (1963 screenplay Charade)


Universal Pictures


Mystery, Thriller




104 minutes