La Balance

1982, 103m, 35mm, France

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened September 9–10, 2017

Part of the program

That’s French for “informer” and (initially) refers to crook Philippe Léotard (of Pialat’s La Gueule Ouverte fame), who’s forced to help the cops nail heist artist Maurice Ronet. Rest assured, the ensuing sting operation doesn’t go smoothly in this gritty thriller that won Césars for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress for Nathalie Baye as Léotard’s hooker girlfriend.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Bob Swaim