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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #95. Dominik Moll’s La nuit du 12

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #95. Dominik Moll’s La nuit du 12

La nuit du 12

For the better part of the last decade Dominik Moll has been moving from feature film to directing television work and it looks like he has steered film now with back to back offerings. He made quite a remarkable entrance in naughts with 2000’s With a Friend Like Harry… and 2005’s Lemming, and sprinkled the past decade and a half with films that move into other film genres. Most recently shoring up at the 2019 edition of the Venice Film Festival – Giornate degli Autori section with Only the Animals (read review), and in October of 2021 he moved into production with his seventh project – once again a creative collab with Gilles Marchand. Lensing on La nuit du 12 took place in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and in Île-de-France region with Bastien Bouillon (Jumbo) and Bouli Lanners toplining the project which feels like the type of familiar murky waters / criminal mind terrain that Marchand is best known as. Cinematographer Patrick Ghiringhelli (Only the Animals) reteams with Marchand – the project is produced by Haut et Court’s Barbara Letellier and Carole Scotta.

Gist: Based on Pauline Guéna’s novel 18.3. Une année à la PJ,  there comes a day when he is assigned a case that hurts him more than the others, without him necessarily knowing why. It begins to spin in his head to the point of obsession. For Yohan, who has just been named squad leader in the Criminal Brigade in Grenoble, that case is the murder of Clara. For his investigation, Yohan teams up with a certain Marceau…

Release Date/Prediction: Locarno is a legit best bet but a return to one of the section at Venice is not out of the cars either.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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