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La Nuit du 12: a record score for one of the best films of 2022 - Actus Ciné

La Nuit du 12: a record score for one of the best films of 2022 – Actus Ciné

Released this week, “La Nuit du 12” by Dominik Moll was particularly well received by the French press, since its average is 4.4/5 (on AlloCiné, for 33 critics).

Carried by Bastien Bouillon and Bouli Lanners in the shoes of two police officers investigating a sordid murder, La Nuit du 12 by Dominik Moll enjoys an almost unanimous enthusiasm from the French press. The feature film thus obtained, on AlloCiné, an average of 4.4/5 (for 33 critics) … Which makes it the second highest rated film of 2022, behind Licorice Pizza by Paul Thomas Anderson (4.5/5).


At the PJ, each investigator comes across a crime that he cannot solve and which haunts him. For Yohan it’s Clara’s murder. The interrogations follow one another, the suspects are not lacking, and Yohan’s doubts continue to grow. Only one thing is certain, the crime took place the night of the 12th.

The Night of 12 realized by Dominik Moll

With Bastien Bouillon, Bouli LannersTheo Cholbi, Johann Dionnet, Thibaut Evrard…


According to Bande à part:

“The graphic staging, the multiplicity of new faces of actors, the vigor of the tone used, its accuracy and the original music complete the excellence of La Nuit du 12.” (Olivier Bombarda) 5/5

According to Le Journal du Dimanche:

“The staging, realistic and with surgical precision, details the different stages of the procedure in an atmosphere weighed down by false leads. While sketching the portrait of haunted cops, played by Bastien Bouillon and Bouli Lanners, exceptional.” (Stephanie Belpeche) 5/5

According to Marie Claire:

“La Nuit du 12, a dizzying thriller by Dominik Poll, points to the systemic misogyny that undermines investigations into feminicides. Chilling.” (Emily Barnett) 5/5

According to South West:

“With “La Nuit du 12″, Dominik Moll succeeds in a thrilling thriller around an unsolved case. Immersed in the ranks of the judicial police, this dark thriller explores the life of a group of investigators and questions the relationship men-women. Brilliant.” (Stephane C. Jonathan) 5/5

According to CinemaTeaser:

“A recurring chubby face of French cinema, Bastien Bouillon finds here a first role worthy of him. Facing him, the great Bouli Lanners impresses as always with humanity.” (Renan Cros) 4/5

According to The Obs:

“A beautiful, very controlled film, one of Moll’s best.” (Sophie Grassin) 4/5

According to The Point:

“No emphasis here or gunshots, just ordinary savagery and the realistic portrait of two men a little lost, locked in their solitude and surrounded by a straight line scene.” (Jean-Luc Wachthausen) 4/5

According to Les Inrockuptibles:

“Dominik Moll seizes on an unresolved investigation into a feminicide and succeeds in a melancholy and ultra-lived thriller.” (Emily Barnett) 4/5

According to First:

“Beneath its allure of a film noir, thriller, La Nuit du 12 also proves to be a brilliant plea for the safeguarding of a public service in danger. All served by a remarkable cast which greatly contributes to this quest for authenticity priority here.” (Thierry Cheze) 4/5

According to Telerama:

“Served by Bastien Bouillon, finally in the foreground, but also by magnificent female figures (including the judge, interpreted by Anouk Grinberg in one of her most beautiful roles), the story flows, black and penetrating. Suffocating but salutary. ” (Mathilde Blottiere) 4/5



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