Thomas Beaumont is recruited into an illicit love triangle to watch a much older man’s sexual liaison, but ends up witnessing what turns out to be his murder. The next day Thomas’ opera diva mother informs him that his long lost father has been in Paris … until the previous night when he was murdered. Realizing it was the murder he witnessed, Thomas is now thrust into a maelstrom of off-the-wall encounters and mistaken identities, including an eccentric actress who has come totally unhinged by the death of her psychiatrist, the infamous Docteur Rey. With Paris as the backdrop, a wonderful soundtrack, a whimsical homage to film and celebrity, and a plot reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best, you have the marvelous Merci Docteur Rey. An all star cast includes Dianne Wiest, Jane Birkin, Stanislas Merhar, Jerry Hall, Simon Callow and Vanessa Redgrave.