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Mea culpa (2014)

Franck and Simon are both good cops and partners. Simon has been troubled since he killed three in a drunk driving accident, but when Simons son witnesses a murder, and is hunted by ruthless killers, he's efficiently back.

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Fred Cavayé

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Fred Cavayé (scenario), Guillaume Lemans (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Simon
Gilles Lellouche ... Franck Vasseur
Nadine Labaki ... Alice
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... Pastor
Max Baissette de Malglaive ... Théo
Medi Sadoun Medi Sadoun ... Jacquet
Velibor Topic ... Milan
Cyril Lecomte Cyril Lecomte ... Jean-Marc
Gilles Bellomi Gilles Bellomi ... Andrei
Sacha Petronijevic Sacha Petronijevic ... Pietr
Pierre Benoist Pierre Benoist ... Boris
Alexis Manenti ... Slobodan
Tomi May ... Oleg
Sofia Essaïdi Sofia Essaïdi ... Myriam
Eric Bougnon Eric Bougnon ... Karl
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Storyline

Franck and Simon are both good cops. They work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car wreck. A few years later, out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family is in danger. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Benim Hatam See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During bedtime for Théo his father Simon talks to him about his witness: First his top of pajama is lopsided, then it's straight again. See more »

Connections

Version of Witness (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

ZHM (Dada Life Remix)
Written by Charles Verdonq/SESAC, Paul Escande/SESAC, Stefan Engblom/STIM & Olle Corneer/STIM
Performed by Mustard Pimp (uncredited)
Published by Bagarre, LLC/SESAC and Black Leather Jacket/SESAC, Stefan Engblom/STIM & Olle Corneer/STIM
Courtesy of Dim Mak Records
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remember Fred Cavayé
9 February 2014 | by eric-barilSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer of Mea Culpa, I was really seduced. Vincent Lindon and Gilles Lellouche together in a thriller with real tough scenes, I jumped on this must see ... and I wasn't disappointed at all.

And the movie begins very hard, and it goes on like this till the end : lot of twists and surprises all along the movie, with physical strength and action packed sequences. And noir destiny, very noir.

Believe it, editing and cinematography serve effectively each scene, and you are always surprised. A constant pleasure. And a very smart ending.

Vincent Lindon and Gilles Lellouche are stunning, I just loved their magnetic friendship. They are the main characters really developed.

There are some relevant references to classic movies masterpieces, which make want to see again Framed directed by Phil Karlson, same kind of fights.

I'm waiting for the next Fred Cavayé.


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