Miséricorde

by Fulvio Bernasconi International Feature Film / Competition

Thomas, originally from Geneva, has spent the last three months fishing in Quebec, Canada. On the day of his scheduled return, he happens upon the scene of an accident: he finds 13-year-old Muk from a nearby Native Indian reserve lying in the middle of the road – the car that caused the accident has fled the scene. Even though Thomas is expected to return home, he decides to delay said return. He makes a promise to Muk’s mother that he will do anything in his power to find the one who hit and ran. His quest, however, is met with suspicion by local police officer Laurie, who keeps an eye on Thomas’ every move. Why is this reserved and utterly private man getting involved in an incident that has nothing to do with him whatsoever? Fulvio Bernasconi’s third directorial work MISÉRICORDE is a visually impressive, densely atmospheric drama about guilt, repression and forgiveness.


  • Genre: Thriller
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, Canada, 2016
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Fulvio Bernasconi
  • Cast: Jonathan Zaccaï, Evelyne Brochu, Daniel Gadouas, Charlie Arcouette, Marie-Hélène Bélanger, Marthe Keller, Marco Collin
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  • Screenplay: Antoine Jaccoud
  • Cinematography: Filip Zumbrunn
  • Editor: Claudio Cea
  • Music: Nicolas Rabeus
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  • Producers: Jean-Marc Fröhle, Nicolas Comeau, Michel Merkt
  • Executive Producer: Jean-Marc Fröhle
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  • Production Companies: Point Prod SA, 1976 Productions
  • Swiss Distribution: Outside the Box
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hanspeter tschumi , 1 Year ago

gut gemachter Film


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French Tweacher, 1 Year ago

Just loved it! Unlike so many boring French films with planky acting, Miséricorde lets the viewers fully invest themselves into the characters' innermost feelings in a very non-judgemental and truthful manner. Jonathan Zaccai and Evelyne Brochu absolutely shine in this. Plus you get to see Marthe Keller, no less. Throw in the stunning landscapes of the Grand Nord and you get a real great cinema experience. The viewer may feel left a bit high and dry with the ending, but it is so minor in regard of the other great features that I am willing to grant it a Miséricorde pass for it. More like this, please!


Helga Senden, 1 Year ago