The Innocent

Dir: Louis Garrel
Cast: Louis Garrel, Roschdy Zem, Noémie Merlant
100mins   2023   France   15   French    Subtitled   

When widowed marine biologist Abel learns that his impulsive mum Sylvie is once again re-marrying (this time to an inmate she met whilst teaching theatre in prison) he's much more than uncomfortable.

Doubting that convicted burglar Michel is capable of turning over a new leaf, Abel's protective streak kicks in, and so with the help of his best friend Clémence, he begins tailing his new stepfather's movements.

Their amateur sleuthing is quickly uncovered by Michel and triggers an unlikely business proposition for them both...

'A frothy heist movie with an unexpectedly tender heart' - Kevin Maher, Times

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