At first French writer-director Stéphane Demoustier’s gripping courtroom drama seems almost too straightforward. A remake of Argentinian director Gonzalo Tobal’s 2018 film The Accused, it centers on the trial of 18-year-old Lise (Melissa Guers), who’s charged with violently stabbing her best friend to death two years prior. Lise’s parents (Roschdy Zem and Chiara Mastroianni) are shocked at what they learn about their daughter during the trial; such revelations are meant to blemish Lise’s character, as they expose a seemingly virtuous young woman who gets into salacious spats with her friends and has sex with boys and girls. Though the film is noticeably devoid of any glaring twists, a less obvious one is that the very behaviors that might normally cast doubt on Lise are here meant to challenge prejudices concerning young women, which routinely vilify them for acting in ways contrary to expectation. The ambiguous ending may be unsatisfying for viewers anticipating a routine potboiler, but what’s really on trial is more interesting. In French with subtitles.