The Girl with a Bracelet

Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this French courtroom drama about a teenager caught in the spotlight of a murder case. It begins as an ordinary family outing on the beach. Then things turn dark as 17-year-old Lise, from a wealthy middle-class family, comes under investigation following the death of her best friend. As her parents deal with the trauma in different ways, Lise is required to account for a way of life that doesn’t always fit the morality approved of by the justice system. This third feature by writer-director Stéphane Demoustier is a razor-sharp judicial drama with echoes of Albert Camus, Georges Simenon and Henri-Georges Clouzot.

  • Program
  • Original title
    La fille au bracelet
  • Director
    Stéphane Demoustier
  • Producer
    Jean des Forêts
  • Writers
    Stéphane Demoustier
  • Photo
    Sylvain Verdet
  • Actors
    Melissa Guers, Chiara Mastroianni, Roschdy Zem
  • Playtime
    1 h 35 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Production
    Petit Film, France 3, Cinéma Frakas Productions, Rei Cine
  • Distributor
    The Match Factory