Franco-Belgian film 'La Nuit du 12' takes home six Césars

The French-Belgian film 'La Nuit du 12' was the big winner at the Césars, the French film awards, on Friday night. The feature film won six awards, including that for Best Film.

'La Nuit du 12' (English title 'The Night of the 12th', ed.) is about the murder case of a young woman in the French Alps. Despite numerous interrogations, investigators fail to track down the culprit. Powerlessness and frustration take their toll, but they cannot let go of the case.

The film was awarded six Césars in Paris on Friday night. French director Dominik Moll won the award for Best Director, but the film's screenplay (Best Adapted Screenplay) and sound also took home a César each. The evening's top prize, Best Film, also went to 'La Nuit du 12'. Belgian actor Bouli Lanners won the César for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film.

Before the awards ceremony, Louis Garrel's 'L'Innocent' had been tipped as the big winner, but the film ultimately had to settle for two statuettes (Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay).



Belgian actor Philippe "Bouli" Lanners © PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

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