Overwhelmed with grief and desperate for answers, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) travels to Evian in search of the mocha-colored Mercedes that she believes killed her son in a hit-and-run accident. There, she tracks down Marlene (Nathalie Baye), a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the vehicle. In order to get closer to her, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems. Adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay's bestselling novel, MOKA is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, which is "a first-rate showcase for two of French cinema's finest actors" (The New York Times).
Bonus short: Le Creneau, written and directed by Frederic Mermoud.
Sound: 2.1 Stereo & 5.1 surround
- "The reliably interesting Emmanuelle Devos brings complexity to this sleek, Chabrol-like story of a mother's revenge mission."
- "A mother's haunting grief propels her on an obsessive quest for answers and possible revenge in Moka, a mournful, slow-burning psychological thriller adapted from the 2006 novel by Tatiana de Rosnay. Frederic Mermoud's return to feature films...has a strong affinity with the writing of Patricia Highsmith and the films of Claude Chabrol and should appeal to an audience seeking moral complexity in their thrillers..."
- "A classy and classical psychological thriller."
- "CRITIC'S PICK...a first-rate showcase for two of French cinema’s finest actors, Ms. Devos and Ms. Baye, both of whom do career-high work here."
Awards & Recognition
Piazza Grande Variety Award
Locarno Film Festival
Haifa Film Festival