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OH MERCY! ROUBAIX, UNE LUMIÈRE
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DRAMA , THRILLER / FRANCE / 2019 / 119 MINS / M

Competing in the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or, Oh Mercy! is the latest film from Arnaud Desplechin (AF FFF18, Ismael’s Ghosts), a true-crime film offering a dark, yet compassionate, exposé of the flawed human condition.

Starring a cast of familiar faces, it is a notable addition to the extraordinary career of French actress Léa Seydoux who has reached international stardom in films such as Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, 007 Spectre and 2020's No Time to Die.

With all the elements of a police procedural, holding things together at this Lille police station is captain Yakoub Daoud (a superb performance by Roschdy Zem, AF FFF18, The Price of Success and The Brigade). Alongside the inexperienced Lieutenant Louis Cotterel (Antoine Reinartz), Daoud squares off with the prime suspects in a brutal murder case: Claude (Léa Seydoux, AF FFF17, Farewell, My Queen; AF FFF15, Saint Laurent) and Marie (Sara Forestier, AF FFF18, M; AF FFF17, Elementary).

Inspired by Mosco Boucault’s 2008 television documentary on the true story Roubaix, commissariat central, affaires courantes – which gives this film an added touch of authenticity – Oh Mercy! reveals why Desplechin remains one of the most enduring filmmakers working in France today.

Heartfelt drama combines with true crime thrills to ask the important questions about presumptions of guilt and innocence.

French with English subtitles.


DIRECTED BY: Arnaud Desplechin

STARRING: Roschdy Zem, Léa Seydoux, Sara Forestier, Antoine Reinartz, Chloé Simoneau

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BUY  4:00 PMThu 16 JulPalace Central
BUY  10:45 AMFri 17 JulPalace Norton St.
BUY  10:30 AMSat 18 JulChauvel Cinema
BUY  4:00 PMSun 19 JulPalace Verona
BUY  7:00 PMMon 20 JulPalace Central
BUY  7:00 PMTue 21 JulPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:50 PMThu 23 JulPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:30 PMFri 24 JulChauvel Cinema
BUY  4:00 PMSat 25 JulPalace Central
BUY  4:30 PMSun 26 JulPalace Norton St.
BUY  11:00 AMTue 28 JulPalace Central
BUY  10:15 AMWed 29 JulPalace Verona
BUY  1:45 PMFri 31 JulPalace Central
BUY  4:30 PMSat 1 AugPalace Central
BUY  2:00 PMMon 3 AugPalace Norton St.
BUY  12:50 PMTue 4 AugPalace Verona

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