Paris — Played by the Dardenne brothers regular Fabrizio Rongione
(“Two Nights, One Day
,” “Lorna’s Silence”), David, a school teacher, is holidaying in the Vosges hills with his wife, two young children, and their friends, a close-knit gaggle of school teachers. One night he goes jogging along the forest paths, and when he stops to gain breath, chats to a woman in a car, who seems lost.
The next morning, she is found murdered. David becomes the prime suspect in a murder case which will wreak his marriage and many friendships.
Sold by Be For Films
, tightly written and carefully controlling point of view, “The Benefit of the Doubt” seems utterly opportune, chronicling how someone is tried and convicted without due process by both the media and his associates. It also marks the fiction feature debut of Belgium’s Samuel Tilman
, a co-writer and producer of Joachim Lafosse
’s second movie, “Ca rend hereux,