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La nuit du 12
The Night of the 12th
Detective Yohan Vives has just been promoted to the position of squad leader. A few days later, Clara, a young 21-year-old, is burned alive by a hooded person as she was walking home in the outskirts of Grenoble. The audio and testimonies lead the investigation to the questioning of a gallery of men who had had recent contact with Clara—boyfriends, former boyfriends, some stalker, all of them with the same violent and abusive behavioral pattern, but with no concrete proof that would incriminate them. Without it being the first police procedural that tackles an unsolvable case, The Night of the 12th has the unique courage of focusing on the social and cultural responsibility of misogynistic violence. That anguish that eats Captain Vives is explained not through an obsession with finding out the truth, but perhaps for knowing it all too well.
Dominik Moll was born in Germany in 1962. He worked as editor and assistant director with Marcel Ophuls and Laurent Cantet. He made his directorial debut with Intimacy (1994). His works With a Friend Like Harry… (2000) and Lemming (2005) were shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
G: Gilles Marchand, Dominik Moll
F: Patrick Ghiringhelli
E: Laurent Rouan
DA: Michel Barthélémy
S: François Maurel
M: Olivier Marguerit
P: Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Carole Scotta, Simon Arnal
CP: Haut & Court, Versus Productions
I: Bastien Bouillon, Bouli Lanners, Théo Cholbi, Johann Dionnet, Thibaut Evrard