Mea culpa: stylish French cinema

This is a minuscule plot, presented in a stylish cinema noir wrapper and packed with Gallic panache. It features powerful performances from the two male leads, as it explores their relationship and the consequences of the catastrophic event which saw one of them drummed out of the police force and imprisoned for causing deaths while…

The Disappearance: compelling Eurocrime

A teenage girl goes missing on midsummer night, after a festival. As it becomes obvious that she’s not coming home, and the police investigation moves from initial disinterest to a potential murder hunt, so it’s revealed that Lea was a young woman with many secrets. And she’s not the only one: just about everyone in…

11.6: an entertaining enigma wrapped in a pretty puzzle

This subtitled French-language drama tells a true-life story of a remarkable robbery; one where 11.6 million euros is stolen from an armoured car without blood or brutality. Even more remarkably, the robber then – seemingly – allows the police to find the majority of the money and turns himself in…   I say ‘seemingly’ because…