Mar 20, 2023
2022 France 2hr 2minutes
Drama PG-13 (Brief Strong Language|Some Thematic Elements)
In French with English Subtitles
France's official submission to the 2023 Academy Awards.
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.
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