The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial

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The film explores the media-shy French judicial system by capturing the various comings and goings of a misdemeanor court over a period of three months.


Critic Reviews for The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial

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  • A riveting pageant of human behavior on both sides of the law unfolds with humor, poignancy and a measure of inherent majesty.

    Feb 10, 2006

    Lisa Nesselson

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  • Many varieties of French people are here: natives; immigrants; a knife-carrying sociologist; a young, drug-dealing punk; and so on.

    Feb 10, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Though it never really builds to a point, the film presents an intriguing form of storytelling, giving us glimpses of these people's lives and personalities.

    Jan 27, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • Collectively, the dozen cases reveal a great deal about class expectations and the notion of entitlement in Parisian society.

    Apr 2, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
  • Depardon's film is a fascinating study of clashing egos and dueling rhetorical styles.

    Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…
  • ...not unlike a Fred Wiseman film edited for time and effect...

    Feb 1, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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