A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.


Arnaud Desplechin


Mosco Boucault (film: Roubaix, Commissariat central), Arnaud Desplechin (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roschdy Zem ... Commissaire Yacoub Daoud
Léa Seydoux ... Claude
Sara Forestier ... Marie Carpentier
Antoine Reinartz ... Lieutenant Louis Cotterel
Sébastien Delbaere Sébastien Delbaere ... Descamps
Elléonore Lemattre Elléonore Lemattre ... La soeur du réveillon
Roxane Dubart Roxane Dubart ... La mère du réveillon
Antoni Mignon Antoni Mignon ... Le jeune homme torse nu
Christophe Hennart Christophe Hennart ... Le voisin du réveillon
Christophe Filbien Christophe Filbien ... Simon
Chloé Simoneau Chloé Simoneau ... Judith
Delphine Parent Delphine Parent ... La standardiste
Ousmane Kébé Ousmane Kébé ... Le jeune boulanger
Mamadou Coulibaly Mamadou Coulibaly ... Le boulanger
Betty Cartoux Betty Cartoux ... De Kayser (as Betty Catroux)


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 Nick Riganas

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Crime | Drama


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Anatomy Of a Murder meets Polisse
21 August 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

21 August 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh Mercy! See more »

Filming Locations:

Roubaix, Nord, France See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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