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Au nom de ma fille

Although it didn’t start until after 10 pm, we made it through our first film at the French Film Festival yesterday, Au nom de ma fille. Since film titles are not always translated literally, this film has been called either In Her Name or Kalinka in English, the latter being the victim’s first name. It was a good film for our start to the festival. The film is based on the true story of a Frenchman trying to seek justice for the rape and murder of his daughter. Since the crime took place in Germany, getting the two countries’ judicial systems to cooperate becomes a decades-long obsession for the grieving father. He eventually takes matters into his own hands in a rather interesting way. Recommended.