The Night of the 12th

Directed by Dominik Moll
Film Movement
2022
115 Minutes
France, Belgium
French
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Not Rated

In the corridors of the criminal police, it is said that all the investigators have a crime that haunts them. One day or another, they come across a case hurting them more than the others, without always knowing why. It starts spinning in their heads to the point of obsession.

Young and ambitious Captain Vivés has just been appointed group leader at the Grenoble Criminal Squad when Clara’s murder case lands on his desk. Vivés and his team investigate Clara’s complex life and relations, but what starts as a professional and methodical immersion into the victim’s life soon turns into a haunting obsession.

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Reviews

  • "A deft and satisfying police procedural in command of its unusual tone, The Night of the 12th (La Nuit du 12) is perfectly cast and constructed with quietly thrilling rigour."
    Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
  • "A moody and fascinating piece of work."
    Boyd van Hoeij, The Film Verdict
  • "A brooding, serpentine investigative drama that brings to mind movies like Zodiac and Memories of Murder, [A] taut and piercing thriller...."
    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Dominik Moll crafts a French-style Zodiac, an ensemble police investigation both highly effective and brilliantly acted, where procedures and mindsets reveal a frayed society."
    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa
Official Selection
Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection
Jerusalem Film Festival