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The Dark Side (2016)

La Face (original title)
Paul Berthier, an ambitious public prosecutor, is witness to the accidental drowning of a young girl in the Charente but does nothing to help. It starts to look like the girl was murdered, ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc Rivière

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (novel), Didier Decoin | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Solo Bruno Solo ... Paul Berthier
Hippolyte Girardot ... Serge Vauban
Julia Faure Julia Faure ... Mélanie Florian
Victor Pontecorvo ... Guillaume Vauban
Florence Coste ... Catoun Garrel
Pasquale D'Inca Pasquale D'Inca ... Marcelin Garrel
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Adjudant Chef Langelin
Delphine Rollin Delphine Rollin ... Maître Giselle Gasco
Julien Cafaro Julien Cafaro ... Maître Georgelet
Marc Duret ... Capitaine Soriano
Lisa Kramarz Lisa Kramarz ... Laura Chatelier
Herrade Von Meier Herrade Von Meier ... Dorothée Berthier
Marc Prin Marc Prin ... Philippe Charvin Juge
Franck Beckmann Franck Beckmann ... Bessi Maréchal des Logis
Didier Poulain Didier Poulain ... Rouve Légiste
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Paul Berthier, an ambitious public prosecutor, is witness to the accidental drowning of a young girl in the Charente but does nothing to help. It starts to look like the girl was murdered, and the case lands on Berthier's desk. Suspicion turns to Guillaume Vauban, the rich son of a local industrialist and ex-boyfriend of the dead girl. Paul Berthier finds himself entangled in a web of lies as he opens the case against Guillaume, who has now been arrested. With a conscience far from clear, Berthier agrees with the judge's decision to remand the young man in custody. Through cowardice Berthier clings to his reputation, determined to save face at any cost. Drunk with judicial power, he's caught in a downward spiral. Written by filmandpicture.com

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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correct work
29 April 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a prosecutor as redeeming hero of a small community. his weakness moment as result of a painful episode from the past. and the right choice for remains loyal to yourself. short, a French crime film who reminds many other films from the same genre, using psychological sketches, ordinary solutions for define the characters - clichés and stereotypes -, giving, as nice gift, the meet with Hyppolite Girardot and a decent work of Bruno Solo. short, a correct film, part of a long tradition, cold and not always convincing, but correct , like a homework, mix of duty, public pressure and moral problems, portrait of a man looking for preserve his impeccable public image and serving the truth with high honesty.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 May 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La cara See more »

Filming Locations:

Angoulême, Charente, France See more »

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1.78 : 1
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