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SPOTLIGHT

COURTED

Directed by Christian Vincent
FEATURE NARRATIVE 98 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE COURTED
Judge Xavier Racine (Fabrice Luchini) presents a composed and impatient persona at the courthouse over which he presides preferring colleagues and defendants to fear him rather than let his guard down. But behind this mask he hides a divorce and strained personal relationships. When a French-Danish juror, Ditte Lorensen-Coteret (Sidse Babett Knudsen from Danish television series Borgen), is confirmed for a contentious case he is presiding over, Racine finds it increasingly difficult to separate his personal life from his professional life.

Unfolding Racine’s personal story against the backdrop of the courtroom drama in which a young father is accused of murdering his infant daughter, director Christian Vincent (Four Stars, Haute Cuisine) explores the delicate territory of pride and self-perception. The film casts an interesting light on class and behavior and how we’re judged on both—the appearance and mannerisms of the young couple on trial are dissected by the jurors, in stark contrast to unquestioned reverence embodied by Racine. Vincent's film earned the Best Screenplay Award for his finely crafted script and Luchini’s appealing performance the Best Actor Award at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, as well as three nominations at France’s Cesar Awards.

—Jule Rozite
Drama
About the Director(s)
Christian Vincent was born on November 5, 1955. He returned to IDHEC in 1979 and in 1990 his first feature film La Discrète received great public and critical success. Since then he has received three César Awards including those for the best first work and best screenplay.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    98 minutes
  • Language:
    French
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Christian Vincent
  • Screenwriter:
    Christian Vincent
  • Producer:
    Matthieu Tarot
  • Cinematographer:
    Laurent Dailland
  • Cast:
    Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen

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