Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Vincent Garenq’s disturbing drama investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Marécaux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia — horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep his family.
The decision to re-create the experiences of Alain for this movie doesn't do much to satisfy our interest in the story. Yes, being in jail is hell. Yes, he was innocent. Yes, the system is at fault. But what is going on in the rest of the world to bring about the final judgement? We're not let into that. Reminded me a bit about "Hurricane," where we knew he was not guilty but we were also party to the people who were trying to prove it. Much more satisfying.