In the Electric Mist is a 2009 drama/fantasy film based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. It is directed by Bertrand Tavernier, written by Jerzy Kromolowski & Mary Olson-Kromolowski, and stars Tommy Lee Jones in the lead role of Dave Robicheaux . A trimmed-down version (102 min), cut by the studio, was released direct-to-dvd in the United States. A longer director's cut version (117 min) was released in the rest of the world and premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2009, the director's cut version won the Grand Prix at the first "Festival International du Film Policier de Beaune", which is the continuation of the "Festival du Film Policier de Cognac". It opened on April, 15th 2009 in France to positive reviews while reviews for the American version were mixed (57 per cent on rotten tomatoes.