Courted :- Watch Courted on YoutubeonFire, A courtroom drama in which the trial could hardly be further from the point, Christian Vincent’s “Courted” is finally an amiably dawdling tease as to what said point might actually be. Focusing instead on the ambiguously mutual attraction between between a crusty criminal court judge (Fabrice Luchini) and the juror (Sidse Babett Knudsen) with whom he has a heartache-inducing history, Vincent’s calm, almost strenuously low-key film never gathers enough emotional momentum to become a fully dimensional romance — which might be its poignant intention. Mellow, reservedly droll and seemingly on the same slackening painkillers as its flu-afflicted protagonist, “Courted” most notably leaves plenty of thespian elbow room for its two ever-watchable leads, whose respective French and Scandi fanbases should ensure decent European returns. “Here comes Racine, like an icy wind,” mutters a colleague as Luchini’s dour arbiter of justice, Xavier Racine, huffs into the building, his usual prickliness amplified tenfold by a congested case of la grippe. A big cold fish in the relatively small pond of provincial commune Saint-Omer, he has a reputation for disproportionately harsh sentencing and snippy interpersonal skills — with his soon-to-be ex-wife among those who would testify to the latter. The pic’s French title, “L’hermine,” refers to the antiquated ermine cloak he still wears to court; it’s as convenient a symbol as any of his superciliousness, though he later admits to wearing it only out of sartorial cluelessness.
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Release: 18 November 2015 (France)
IMDB Rating : 6.5/10
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Christian Vincent
Stars : Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eva Lallier