THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH / LA NUIT DU 12
On a cold winter's night in an, up until now, peaceful town, a young girl is found gruesomely murdered, and two police officers become obsessed with solving the heinous crime, oblivious to investigation’s the personal cost to them. Skillfully following in the footsteps of traditional thrillers such as David Fincher's ‘Zodiac’ and Bong Joon-Ho's ‘Memories of Murder,’ César winner Dominik Moll opens the case file of one of the most puzzling cases in recent cinematic crime history and manipulates the details aiming to thrill.
FRANCE, BELGIUM / 2022 / COLOR / DCP / 114’ / FRENCH
On a cold winter night, in a quiet town, a young girl is found brutally murdered and two policemen become obsessed with solving the gruesome murder mystery, no matter the personal cost. Following masterfully the tradition of thrillers such as David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’ and Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Memories of Murder’, Cesar winner Dominik Moll opens one of the most cryptic cases of the recent crime chronicles, trying along with his heroes to solve a hair-raising murder, for which more suspects keep emerging as the unanswered questions become torturous. L.K.
DIRECTOR: Dominik Moll
SCREENWRITERS: Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand
DoP: Patrick Ghiringhelli
EDITOR: Laurent Roüan
PRINCIPAL CAST: Bastien Bouillon, Bouli Lannes, Anouk Grinberg, Mouna Soualem, Paulie Serieys, Lula Cotton-Frapier
German-French director and screenwriter, born in 1962. He studied at the City University of New York and at La Fémis where he teaches. Cesar winner for ‘Harry, He’s Here to Help’. He has also directed ‘Only the Animals’ which was screened two years ago at AIFF.
2022 The Night of the 12th
2019 Only the Animals
2016 News from Planet Mars
2011 The Monk
2000 Harry, He’s Here to Help