Film review: Mea Culpa
Director: Fred Cavayé
Cert: 15 Running time: 90 mins
A gritty tale of good and bad cops battling against criminals and the law, tragic circumstances and family threats, this certainly isn’t a ‘feel-good’ film. Shot in the grimy suburbs of Paris, the plot revolves around the drink-driving homicide committed by flic Simon (Vincent Lindon), which gradually unfolds through a series of flashbacks and candid exchanges. Having lost his job, served a prison sentence, and separated from his wife and young son, Simon’s existence is bleak.
When Simon’s family find themselves in danger, he must take matters into his own hands to provide protection. Violence, tension and car chases ensue – resulting in an expertly executed plot twist and ultimate catharsis.
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