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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime.


Vincent Garenq


Hubert Delarue (collaboration), Serge Frydman (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Torreton ... Alain Marécaux
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Maître Hubert Delarue
Noémie Lvovsky ... Edith Marécaux
Raphaël Ferret Raphaël Ferret ... Le juge Burgaud
Michelle Goddet Michelle Goddet ... Thessy, la soeur d'Alain (as Michèle Goddet)
Farida Ouchani Farida Ouchani ... Myriam Badaoui
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... Le procureur
Jean-Pierre Bagot Jean-Pierre Bagot ... Le père d'Alain Marécaux
Sarah Lecarpentier Sarah Lecarpentier ... Aurélie Grenon
Kevin Tholliez Kevin Tholliez ... Thomas Marécaux
Loris Rouah Loris Rouah ... Sébastien Marécaux
Charlotte Ghristi Charlotte Ghristi ... Cécilé Marécaux
Noam Chemama Noam Chemama ... Jimmy Delay
Jean-Pol Brissart Jean-Pol Brissart ... Président de la Chambre des huissiers
Alexandre Carrière Alexandre Carrière ... Inspecteur de police premier interrogatoire


A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime.

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Biography | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

7 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Guilty See more »

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Loos, Nord, France See more »

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2.35 : 1
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"Tightly structured and engagingly directed..."
20 January 2012 | by SindreKaspersenSee all my reviews

French screenwriter and director Vincent Garenq's second feature film is based on the memoirs of Alain Marécaux and the screenplay was written by Vincent Garenq, Alain Marécaux, Serge Frydman and Hubert Delarue. It tells the story about Alain Marécaux, a middle-aged bailiff who lives in France with his wife and their three children. One day Alain and his family gets an unexpected visit by the police who tells them that they have been accused of child molestation. Alain and his wife is taken to custody and their children is sent away to foster homes. During the interrogations of Alain, he is confronted with a young judge who sees the case as a pathway to his own success and deliberately ignores the fact that there are no evidence to support the allegations against Alain and his wife.

This emphatic and realistically portrayed study of character about a man who becomes a victim of false accusations and a corrupt justice system, depicts essential parts of a scandalous real-life criminal case which took place in France 2001 where seventeen people where wrongly accused of paedophilia and incest. Vincent Garenq goes into the core of Alain Marécaux' heart-wrenching struggle for survival and exoneration in this well-paced, tightly structured and engagingly directed French-Belgian co-production, and emphasizes the fatal consequences of false accusations and miscarriage of justice. A condensed and compassionate drama with an austere atmosphere and a gripping acting performance by French actor Philippe Torreton which gained, among other awards, the Label Europa Cinemas Award at the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011.

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