Kalinka

Kalinka

Kalinka

Daniel Auteuil is a father bent on proving that the death of his 14-year-old daughter was no accident in this French drama based on a true story.

In 1982, André Bamberski (Auteuil) learns of the death of his daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that her death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr. Dieter Krombach (Sebastian Koch), as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he dedicates his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

2016Rating: M, Violence & sexual violence87 minsFrance, GermanyFrench, German and English with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A well-crafted if routine procedural that follows the decades-long struggle of a father to apprehend and imprison the man he believed killed his 14-year-old daughter.

Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

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The film benefits from Auteuil's moving lead performance, though the narrative is less exciting than it is resolute.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A well-crafted if routine procedural that follows the decades-long struggle of a father to apprehend and imprison the man he believed killed his 14-year-old daughter.

Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

press

The film benefits from Auteuil's moving lead performance, though the narrative is less exciting than it is resolute.

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