Night of the 12th

Best Film
Cesar Awards
Best Adapted Screenplay
Cesar Awards
Best Director
Cesar Awards
A brooding, serpentine investigative drama that brings to mind movies like 'Zodiac' and 'Memories of Murder'...[a] taut and piercing thriller.


The Night of the 12th

In nearly every police precinct, detectives are inevitably confronted with a case that goes unsolved. The more heinous the crime, the more it haunts those whose duty it is solve it. Such is the dilemma for Yohan Vivès—a young, recently promoted police Captain—when he begins investigating the gruesome murder of a young women named Clara in the town of Grenoble. It's clear that the attack was premeditated, and the violent nature of the crime suggests revenge. Vivés' team methodically digs through the details of Clara's life, uncovering her secrets in hopes of weeding out the killer. Certain their suspect is a scorned ex-lover, Vivés is confronted with another, more complicated question: which one?

Based on a true crime book by Pauline Guéna,
The Night of the 12th is a gritty mystery that's "both highly effective and brilliantly acted, where procedures and mindsets reveal a frayed society" (Cineuropa), posing uneasy questions about the male-dominated world of law enforcement, and their ability to handle the violent crimes routinely perpetrated against women.

"A deft and satisfying police procedural in command of its unusual tone,
The Night of the 12th (La Nuit du 12) is perfectly cast and constructed with quietly thrilling rigour." ~ Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

"Always engaging, with Bouillon and Lanners both tearing into their respective roles with relish. A moody and fascinating piece of work." ~ Boyd van Hoeij, The Film Verdict
Not Rated
Crime, Mystery, Thriller, French Cinema, Police Procedural
Dominik Moll
Pauline Guéna, Gilles Marchand, Dominik Moll
Bastien Bouillon, Bouli Lanners, Anouk Grinberg, Mouna Soualem, Pauline Serieys
Winner, Best Film, Cesar Awards
Winner, Best Adapted Screenplay, Cesar Awards
Winner, Best Director, Cesar Awards
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

Dominik Moll’s thriller 'The Night of the 12th' won six awards at this year’s César Awards, including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay, but there seems to be very little buzz around its U.S. release. Maybe because many critics who follow international cinema like to turn up their noses at such ...

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