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The Benefit of the Doubt (2017)

Une part d'ombre (original title)
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David is a full family man: a woman he loves, two adorable children, a gang of friends. Returning from their last vacation, David is interrogated by the police as part of a murder. Quickly,... See full summary »

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Samuel Tilman

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Samuel Tilman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrizio Rongione ... David
Natacha Régnier ... Julie
Baptiste Lalieu Baptiste Lalieu ... Noël
Myriem Akheddiou ... Cathy
Yoann Blanc ... Fabian
Christophe Paou ... Marco
Steve Driesen Steve Driesen ... Simon
Erika Sainte ... Maud
Naïma Ostrowski Naïma Ostrowski ... Jeanne
Jules Galland Jules Galland ... Hugo
Esteban Bériaux-Ostrowksi Esteban Bériaux-Ostrowksi ... Bébé
Alain Eloy ... Directeur école
Gaspard Van Praag Gaspard Van Praag ... Enfant 1
Marius Van Praag Marius Van Praag ... Enfant 2
Frédéric Clou Frédéric Clou ... Policier
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David is a full family man: a woman he loves, two adorable children, a gang of friends. Returning from their last vacation, David is interrogated by the police as part of a murder. Quickly, the investigation establishes that it is not irreproachable. Written by Destiny Films

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Country:

Belgium | France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 March 2018 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Benefit of the Doubt See more »

Filming Locations:

Brussels, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,070
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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An effective thriller on the ravages of doubt
24 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

First of all, we waited more than a year for the release of this Belgian film in the French flicks. Why? Mystery! Anyway, this film is well built and excellently interpreted. After the introductory scene, the audience is immediately in empathy with David, a rather nice individual who seems happy and fulfilled. Then, the director Samuel Tilman plays with his audience, blowing hot and cold, creating doubt: the investigation highlighting a part of shadow in David, his entourage will gradually but ineluctably ostracize him. Is he a monster guilty of murder or a guy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time? The answer is within your favorite movie theater!


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