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It begins as an ordinary family outing on the beach. Then things turn dark as 17-year-old Lise, from a wealthy middle-class family, comes under investigation following the death of her best friend. As her parents (Chiara Mastroianni, Roschdy Zem) deal with the trauma in different ways, Lise is required to account for a way of life that doesn't always fit the morality approved of by the justice system. This third feature by writer-director Stéphane Demoustier is a razor-sharp judicial drama with echoes of Camus, Simenon and Henri-Georges Clouzot. A superb cast includes Anaïs Demoustier, on top form as an implacable prosecuting counsel. And as Lise, newcomer Melissa Guers offers a mesmerizing performance as the young woman whose very self is the mystery under investigation.
- ** NOMINEE VARIETY PIAZZA GRANDE AWARD LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL **
- (Selected Press)
- "Builds An Old-Fashioned Did-She-Or-Didn't-She Mystery.Into A More Probing, Ambiguity-Laced Psychological Profile."
- - Variety
- "What Demoustier Has Done Here, And Done Quite Successfu "A Classy Courtroom Drama, About A Teenage Girl Accused Of Murder, Poses Intriguing Questions About Judgment Versus Justice."
- - The Guardian
- "What Demoustier Has Successfully Done Here, Is Taken A Lly, Is Taken A Basic Mystery Plot, Like Something Out Of A TV Movie, And Used It To Ponder How Each One Of Us Could React To A Ghastly Crime, And How We Expect Others To React In Turn." - Hollywood Reporter