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Saint Omer

PG-13 Released Jan 13, 2023 2h 2m Drama TRAILER for Saint Omer: Trailer 1 List Saint Omer: Trailer 1 Saint Omer: Trailer 1 1:56 View more videos
94% Tomatometer 137 Reviews 55% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Saint-Omer court of law. Young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter by abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. But as the trial continues, the words of the accused and witness testimonies will shake Rama's convictions and call into question our own judgement. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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A gut-punching contemplation of a woman's immigrant experience, Saint Omer puts a mother on the stand and the audience in the jury box to find humanity in the inhumane.

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Alison Willmore New York Magazine/Vulture Alice Diop’s stunner of a film tucks a whole fraught universe into a courtroom drama. Dec 9, 2023 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald At the end of it certain facts still don’t add up. They nag at you in what is otherwise a compelling film about motherhood in all its contradictions. Rated: 3.5/5 May 25, 2023 Full Review Jennifer Wilson The New Republic Diop resists the temptation to let Laurence off the hook altogether, to attribute her actions and motivations solely to mistreatment. To do so would be to deprive her of her humanity... Mar 9, 2023 Full Review Elissa Suh Literary Hub Saint Omer, a nominal courtroom drama, is a multifaceted and astounding gem of a film, posing moral and political quandaries that generate a wealth of intellectual and emotional consequences for viewer and character alike. Oct 2, 2023 Full Review Nadine Whitney The Curb Saint Omer is unforgettable and crucial. It does not forgive Coly, but it begs us to understand how such a terrible crime happened, and all the events that were not seen as criminal because they are baked into the fabric of society led to tragedy. Sep 6, 2023 Full Review Hector A. Gonzalez The Movie Buff Diop restrains herself and leaves the audience to bask in the juxtaposition between heritage, catharsis, memories, healing, and its quick touches of psychological surrealism. Rated: B+ Jul 29, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Norm V. Oversold. Just a hype. The plot is all over. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Jeffrey Very personal account of the disparities in French law and magnifying glass on an outsider looking in. Solid film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Will A fine example of cinematic minimalism. Diops decision to emphasize the drama and ignore the dramatic pays dividends, with simply staged—but startlingly effective—courtroom scenes juxtaposed with a quietly touching relationship that grows between an academic spectator and the mother of the defendant, who is a mother accused of killing her 15-month-old. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Gary G This was the second French movie that made it to my U.S. theater and it likely will be the last I see. If this is one of the best French culture has to offer, they need to get out of the business. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Eastender1012 Best movie of the year! Well acted! Well directed! In the end you know exactly where to lay the blame. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Ghederick Eshmont A powerful, meditative study on generational trauma & systemic racism in Provincial France. Kayije Kagame owns the screen! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Saint-Omer court of law. Young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter by abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. But as the trial continues, the words of the accused and witness testimonies will shake Rama's convictions and call into question our own judgement.
Director
Alice Diop
Producer
Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
Screenwriter
Alice Diop, Marie N'Diaye, Amrita David
Distributor
Super LTD
Production Co
Doco Digital, Srab Films, Pictanovo, arte France Cinéma
Rating
PG-13 (Some Thematic Elements|Brief Strong Language)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 13, 2023, Limited
Box Office (Gross USA)
$206.1K
Runtime
2h 2m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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