Tenth District Court by Fabienne Octobre

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Drawn from over 200 appearances before the same judge, a dozen or so various misdemeanor and civil hearings in a Paris courtroom highlight the subtle details of human behavior and the issues of guilt, innocence, policing and race in France.

"The mundane never seemed so spellbinding…" – The Village Voice

"Revealing, compassionate and judicious, Depardon’s is one of the best films from France – or any nation – this year." – The Village Voice

"brilliant…hilarious…touching" – LA Weekly

"crisply edited, remarkably well-crafted" – Nashville Scene

"Depardon likens the legal system to a form of human theater" – Slant Magazine


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