THRILLER / FRANCE / 2022 / 107MINS / M
Cédric Jimenez’s status as one of France’s most successful contemporary directors has been cemented with his captivating new thriller, an edge-of- your seat deep-dive into one of the most incredible manhunts in European history. After premiering to acclaim at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, November stormed the local box office to become the most successful French film of the year (achieving a spectacular 2.4 million admissions).
Led by an all-star cast of iconic talent, November powerfully explores the perspective of the lead investigators of the French anti-terrorism services, working against the clock in the aftermath of the 2015 attacks across Paris. The unit led by Héloise (Sandrine Kiberlain, Another World AF FFF22) and her closest associates, Fred (Jean Dujardin, The Artist) and Inès (Anaïs Demoustier, Anaïs in Love, AF FFF22), having been caught off guard, assembles under immense pressure.
With the Interior Ministry pushing for results, and almost overwhelmed with the weight of the responsibility, they’re faced with the near- impossible task of catching the culprits before they can strike again... Focusing on the highly-charged pursuit – and the moral and ethical boundaries it pushes – rather than on the crimes themselves, Jimenez delivers breathtaking action and suspense.
Fans of The Bureau and the iconic ‘policier’ thrillers of the 70s should not miss November.
5 stars, a captivating and devilishly efficient suspense thriller.– FRANCEINFO CULTURE
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