Country: France

Director: Justine Triet

Cast: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz, Samuel Theis, Jehnny Beth, Saadia Bentaïeb, Camille Rutherford, Anne Rotger, Sophie Fillières

Genre:  Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

150 minutes: French, English, German with English subtitles – 2023

About this Film

Sandra, a German writer, lives with her husband Samuel, also a writer, and their visually-impaired son Daniel, in a mountain chalet in the French Alps. When Samuel falls to his death in mysterious circumstances, the investigation cannot determine whether it’s suicide or foul play. Sandra is ultimately arrested for murder and the trial puts their tumultuous relationship and her ambiguous personality under the microscope. 

With breathtaking contrasts and reversals, the sharpest of dialogues, and probably the most enthralling courtroom scenes ever, Triet offers up fluid, permeable ideas of the truth and moral ambiguity.   Sandra Huller is magnetic, formidable, and rivetingly authentic as this compelling psychodrama delves deep into marital power dynamics without losing its humanity.   Stepping up filmmaking standards with near-perfect craftwomanship, Anatomy of a Fall won top prize at Cannes this year – the coveted Palm d’Or.


Provocative and propulsive, Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” is part thorny family story, part whodunit, part courtroom drama and part meditation on the nature of truth and fiction.
Steve Pond, The Wrap

The naturalistic color palette and unpretentious cinematography capture the cool rationality of what unfolds and the astonishingly natural and unaffected performances Triet draws from her entire cast.
Elena Lazic, Collider

Filmmakers and scriptwriters will sometimes turn to “ambiguity” as a catch-all excuse for muddy or tepid writing, but to write uncertainty in a way that keeps the viewer tense as a coiled spring throughout a quick-firing two and half hour runtime is a rare gift.
Catherine Bray, Little White Lies

Anatomy of a Fall ultimately serves as a bracing corrective to the sensationalism and glibness of so much crime-themed content these days.
Jon Frosch, Hollywood Reporter

A thriller of real psychological, intellectual and emotional depth, Triet’s film is a treat. Watch it with a partner and argue about it afterwards.
Phil de Semlyen, Time Out