Set in modern day France, it is the story of Pierre Brossard (Michael Caine) who, as a young man, was a war criminal. Brossard has never been brought to trial and has lived a peaceful and anonymous life sheltered by right-wing elements within the Catholic Church. Now, nearly fifty years after his crime, Brossard’s sanctity is being threatened. A new investigation, launched by an ambitious Judge (Tilda Swinton) and a scrupulous Colonel (Jeremy Northam), is seeking to unearth Brossard’s hidden whereabouts. Meanwhile, mysterious assassins are tracking Brossard, determined to kill him before the Judge and Colonel can bring him to justice.
Awards and Festivals
The National Board of Review
Winner, Special Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
Canadian Screen Awards
Winner, 2 Awards
Director's Guild of Canada Awards
Winner, Craft Award for Sound Editing
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"Jewison directs with a quiet, authoritative hand, and delivers a suspenseful little movie with historical roots."
- Jami Bernard, New York Daily News