After the screenplay disappointment of Persona non grata (2019) directed by Roschdy Zem and aired very recently in the French movie theaters, Roschdy Zem excels this time as an actor in this thriller/whodunit directed by Arnaud Desplechin. His aura is obvious. Without forgetting three other characters excellently interpreted: his right-hand man (Antoine Reinartz) and two John Doe as strange as shady (Léa Seydoux and Sara Forestier).
The film articulates around the daily life of the police station of Roubaix, in the North of France, between Lille and the Franco-Belgian border. Thus, two local events will occur concomitantly: a banal rape and a coldly abject murder. The film becomes magisterial during the interrogation between the police inspectors and the suspects and then the cross-examination, without necessarily equaling the quality and the intensity of Garde à vue (1981).
As a synthesis: a pleiad of excellent actors in an unaccomplished film.
Crime / Drama
Crime / Drama
Against the backdrop of the working-class city of Roubaix, a commune near the Belgian border, and unprecedented economic depression, the composed police chief, Yacoub Daoud, finds himself roaming the empty night streets of the once-thriving industrial town. It's Christmas eve; however, crime never sleeps, and Daoud, who has a knack for sniffing out the truth, senses that intimidated, tight-lipped Claude and Marie know a lot more than they let on. Now, an arson attack, with no witnesses or video evidence, and the brutal murder of an elderly woman demand answers. But, in a dangerous neighbourhood rife with crime, can the truth shine when everyone is a suspect? —Nick Riganas
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August 02, 2021 at 06:18 AM