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Synopsis: High school students Damien and Pierre are from wealthy families with nothing seemingly in their lives to leave them disturbed. Yet they plan and carry out the murder of an unknown woman they have previously only spotted on the street. The police are at a loss, confused by this murder without motive.  Zoé, an optician in the neighborhood, who is feeling more and more moved by this inexplicable murder, bumps into the teenage murderers by chance. But this chance fleeting encounter reveals inside her a growing and mysterious desire. Although scared (she could easily be a victim of Damien and Pierre), her erotic attraction for the duo goes beyond that. It gives her a chance to find a way out of the loveless rut that her life has ended up in. While Damien and Pierre, thinking no one will catch them, embark on a journey deep within their pasts. Inspired from a real life story of mindless and seemingly meaningless crime, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” and from the scandalous Leopold and Loeb case from the 1920s, this thoughtful psychological thriller will enthrall viewers.

Genre

Crime

Rated

NR

Language

French

Run Time

81 minutes

Subtitles

English

Starring

Martin Loizllon
Pierre Moure
Julie-Marie Parmentier
Philippe Laudenbach
Pascal Cervo
Françoise Lebrun
Marie Bunel

Directed by

Raphaël Neal

Produced by

Raphaël Neal
Mathilde Trichet
Jean-Philippe Rouxel

Awards

Oldenburg Film Festival - Germany

Jury Special Mention

Mumbai Film Festival - India

Best Actor (Martin Loizllon)

Official selection

Montreal World Film Festival - Canada

Cinequest Film Festival - USA

Oldenburg Film Festival - Germany

Mumbai Film Festival - India

Quotes

"A familiar formula benefits from sometimes odd additions" - The Hollywood Reporter

Country of Origin

France

Production Year

2014

Aspect Ratio

2.39: 1

Sound Mix

5.1 Dolby Digital

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