First-time French writer-director Antoine Raimbault takes a real-life case—the mysterious 2000 disappearance of Suzanne Viguier and subsequent arrest of her husband, Jacques Viguier, for her killing—and crafts a compelling courtroom drama that draws viewers into the deliberations. A key element of the film, however, is fiction: the character of Nora (Marina Fois), a chef whose obsession with proving Jacques’s (Laurent Lucas) innocence during his second trial becomes decidedly all-consuming after his prior acquittal. The film centers on Nora’s involvement as she persuades Jacques’s family to retain the counsel of a notable trial lawyer, Eric Dupond-Moretti (Olivier Gourmet), and helps the lawyer by listening to hundreds of hours of recordings, parsing out relevant details. There’s a somewhat surprising revelation midway through the film, but, barring that one twist, its dramatic potency lies in Nora’s seemingly baseless obsession. I’ve long been interested in true crime, so considering why Nora’s so invested—to the point that she quits her job and begins neglecting her son—is as compelling as the trial itself. In French with subtitles.