Actors: Adele Haenel, Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet
Director: Andre Techine
Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Cohen Media Group
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Run Time: 116 minutes
Some of the relevance in the true-crime narrative of In the Name of My Daughter may be lost on those who have not followed the ongoing French murder case, which returned to the courts even as the film was being completed. This may have made this a hard sell for international audiences, but it was lack of excitement and relatable characters which caused this movie to fail for me as entertainment, far more than relevance. Filmmaker André Téchiné does his best to theorize answers to the mystery and fleshes out the characters involved with this process, but the result is as unsatisfying as it is unsavory.