The Goldman Case

Le procès Goldman

France 2023
In French, subtitles in English
115 min
Suitable for audiences aged 7 and above
Director: Cédric Kahn
Screenplay: Cédric Kahn, Nathalie Hertzberg
Cast: Arieh Worthalter, Arthur Harari, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié
Production: Benjamin Elalouf / Moonshaker
Print Source: Charades

The true-story-based courtroom drama revolves around the controversial left-wing radical Pierre Goldman, who has been involved in numerous robberies but proclaims his innocence in a double murder case. The "Trial of the Century" in 1975 divided the entire nation and widened the gap between the conservative right-wing and the left-wing intellectuals, turning Goldman into a hero for some and a cold-blooded culprit for others. The trial reflects the political and ideological tensions that marked the 1970s in France and Europe. Was Pierre Goldman an uncommitted outlaw or a stubborn man persecuted in a racist police state?

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