Against the backdrop of the working-class city of Roubaix, a commune near the Belgian border, and unprecedented economic depression, the composed police chief, Yacoub Daoud, finds himself roaming the empty night streets of the once-thriving industrial town. It's Christmas eve; however, crime never sleeps, and Daoud, who has a knack for sniffing out the truth, senses that intimidated, tight-lipped Claude and Marie know a lot more than they let on. Now, an arson attack, with no witnesses or video evidence, and the brutal murder of an elderly woman demand answers. But, in a dangerous neighbourhood rife with crime, can the truth shine when everyone is a suspect?Written by
I was deeply bored by this however interesting film, a social drama, not a real pure crime flick although; a kind of Ed Mc Bain's novels atmosphere, the police procedural around a murder case, where Roschdy Zem could be a kind of Lieutnant Carella. I was bored because that's not my cup of tea. But that's ony a matter a taste. I prefered GARDE A VUE though. And POLISSE. There is here a tribute to LE CERCLE ROUGE with the lonely cop chaaracter living with a cat pet; remember Bourvil, in Jean Pierre Melville's masterpiece. And Lea Seydoux gives here another astotishing performance as a young lesbian, a kind of tribute of <hat she did in LA VIE D'ADELE, back in 2013. Good acting and directing, but not my kind of films.
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