category The Rules of Law




Romanian, English

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Ni juge, ni soumise

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17 March, 14:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: Mădălinei Vlase

25 March, 11:00, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: Mădălinei Vlase


Can a documentary be a delicious and scandalous police procedural? It can. Investigating Judge Anne Gruwez gardens with her white rat, rides through Brussels in a vintage Citroën, only to arrive at an office where she investigates horrid homicides, dominatrixes, and cold cases which she reopens with the help of two police investigators descended straight from central casting of crime series. Directors Jean Libon and Yves Hinant touch this delicate subject with neither solemnity nor excessive voyeurism. Behind the humor of the characters and the shock value of the cases themselves, however, hides a meditation on the need for a humanistic, emotionally intelligent approach to justice.

awards and festivals

2018: Palm Springs IFF

2018: Festival Européen des Arcs

2017: IDFA

2017: San Sebastián IFF – Special Jury Mention 


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