Thursday, May 25, 2023

SIFF 2023: 'The Night Of The 12th' Capsule Review

two detectives looking worried
As the protagonist of The Night of the 12th says, every investigator has one case that haunts them, that they never solved and can’t let go. They let you know from the jump exactly how this will play out.

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What begins as a grim procedural about the brutal murder of a young woman in a small mountain-foothills town becomes an exercise in existential futility for Yohan (Bastien Bouillon) and the other detectives as they scrape and search for answers just beyond their grasp. Weighty and gorgeous, Dominik Moll’s Cesar-winning mystery has more to say about the way society views, treats, and values women than the cops themselves. [Grade: A]

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