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From The Distrib Films Collection
In Her Name

A film by Vincent Garenq
Starring Daniel Auteuil and Sebastian Koch

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A gripping and emotional legal drama based on a true story that moved France for three decades. Starring Daniel Auteuil (Jean De Florette) and Sebastian Koch (Homeland, The Life of Others).

In 1982, André Bamberski (Daniel Auteuil) learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather (Sebastian Koch) in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka's death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka's stepfather, Dr. Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka's justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

Based on the true Kalinka Bamberski case, IN HER NAME follows the three decade battle faced by a father to bring his daughter's murderer to justice. Faced with challenges from the French and German legal systems, Bamberski's story is one of perseverance and obsessive determination.

"Sublime! Sheer triumph, investing us in every moment of Bamberski's quest for justice. Well-paced scripting and a multitude of game-changing narrative twists, as well as an outstanding performance from Auteuil. A masterful piece of French cinema!" —ThePeoplesMovies.com

"Recommended... Auteuil always excels!" —New City Film

"A painful and raw film with excellent performances by Daniel Auteuil and Sebastian Koch." —Cine Premiere

"The film benefits from Auteuil's moving lead performance ... Writer-director Vincent Garenq, whose previous two films were also crime thrillers, demonstrates a knack for the genre." —Chicago Reader

2015 Colcoa, Los Angeles
2015 Scottsdale Film Festival Wave Film Festival
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

87 minutes / Color
French / English subtitles
Release: 2015

Subject areas:
Crime, Distrib Films Collection, Drama, France, Germany, Justice, Law, Narrative, Thriller

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