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Roubaix, a light

Roubaix, a light

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Year of release: 2019
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Sara Forestier, Roschdy Zem
Production company: Why Not Productions
Country: France
Distributor: Le Pacte
Selected for the Cannes Film Festival

Credit : Le Pacte


Synopsis: Christmas night in Roubaix. Police chief Daoud roams the city. Burn out cars, violent altercations... In the face of poverty, deception and distress, Daoud knows who is lying and who is telling the truth. Fresh out of the police academy, Louis has recently joined Daoud’s crew. Young, awkward and easily misled, he constantly misunderstands those he encounters. Daoud and Louis are confronted with the murder of an old woman. The old woman’s neighbours – two young women, Claude and Marie – are arrested. They are addicts, alcoholic, lovers… They terrify Louis. But Daoud never judges them. He speaks, he listens to them. With words, rising beyond the horror of their crime Daoud will find a way to give two murderers back their humanity.
 
LOCATIONS

Hauts-de-France
Other films / series filmed in the region

Nord
Roubaix : CPAM de Roubaix-Tourcoing, Hôtel Mercure Roubaix 
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Credit: © Shanna Besson / Le Pacte
 

Credit: © Shanna Besson / Le Pacte
 

Credit: © Shanna Besson / Le Pacte
 
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