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SUNDAY, MARCH 7th, AT 7 PM
A LINK SHALL BE EMAILED ONE DAY BEFORE

L' HERMINE
(Courted)
2016 · Drama · 1h 38 min

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A vinegary, recently divorced French criminal court judge feared by everyone turns into a middle-aged softie when confronted with a juror he once loved in Courted (L’Hermine), the latest film of French writer-director Christian Vincent (Four Stars, Haute Cuisine). Slightly grittier and even less plot-driven than the director’s last few films, which were extremely polished and set in places like fancy hotels or presidential palaces, this is a rather uneventful tale of a man dreaming away about what might have been while he presides over a case involving the death of a 7-month-old baby. With French star Fabrice Luchini, who headlined Vincent’s 1990 feature La Discrete, in the lead, this should do at least decent business when Gaumont releases it locally mid-November. But this Venice competition entry will have a much tougher time in countries where he’s not a household name, though the presence of Sidse Babett Knudsen, the Prime Minister from Borgen, might give it a leg up in Scandinavia and selected other territories.