Courted (L'hermine)

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Director: Christian Vincent
Cast: Fabrice Luchini, SAidse Babette Knudsen, Eva Lallier
Genre: Comedy, Crime Drama
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France 2015 98 mins.
Best Actor & Best Screenplay 2015 Venice Film Festival
Released by StudioCanal

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival, Christian Vincent’s judicial drama stars Fabrice Luchini (Festival favourites Gemma Bovery, Cycling With Molière) as a fastidious judge presiding over the Assize Court.

Known as the “two-figure” judge, Michel Racine rules his courtroom with an iron fist. With few colleagues or outside acquaintances to call friends, Michel’s life in and outside court is equally sombre.

While overseeing a particularly brutal murder case, Michel battles both the flu and a heady distraction in the form of juror Ditte (Sidse Babett Knudsen, who rose to fame thanks to her role in the successful Danish series Borgen). Maintaining the utmost order during the heartbreaking trial, Michel must also resolve his intimate history with the beautiful Ditte.

Confronting issues of class conflict, racial tensions, and religious divisions, Courted delivers brilliant dramatic performances from its cast. Alliance Francaise French Film Festival.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 00:15