Courted

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Arthouse

98 min

2015

Christian Vincent

CTC

synopsis

Known as the “two-figure” judge and feared President of the Assize Court, Michel Racine rules his courtroom with an iron fist. Racine is as hard on himself as he is on others and his minimal sentences always seem to exceed ten years. With few colleagues or outside acquaintances to call friends, Racine’s life in and outside of the court are equally somber.

Overseeing a particularly brutal murder case, Racine is battling both the flu and a heady distraction in the form of juror Ditte Lorensen-Coteret (Sidse Babett Knudsen who rose to fame thanks to her role in the successful Danish series Borgen).

Maintaining the utmost order during the heartbreaking trial, Racine must resolve his intimate history with the beautiful Ditte when she sat on the jury at a murder trial six years earlier. Racine fell in love with her in secret and perhaps she is the only woman he has ever loved.

Confronting issues of class conflict, racial tensions, and religious divisions, Courted delivers a brilliant dramatic turn from its cast.

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Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen

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Director: Christian Vincent Screenwriter: Christian Vincent Producer: Sidonie Dumas

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