In the Name of My Daughter

Directed by André Téchiné
Starring Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve, Adèle Haenel, Jean Corso, Judith Chemla
Theatrical Release date May 15, 2015
Run time 116 min

Acclaimed director André Téchiné brings a gripping real-life thriller to the screen. 1976. When her marriage falls apart, Agnes Le Roux (Adèle Haenel) moves back to the South of France from Africa to live with her mother, Renee (Catherine Deneuve), owner of the Palais de La Mediterranee casino in Nice. There, Agnes falls in love with Maurice Agnelet (Guillaume Canet), a lawyer and Renee’s business advisor, who is ten years her senior. Maurice continues to have relationships with other women. Agnes is madly in love with him. As a shareholder in the Palais de la Mediterannee casino, Agnes decides to sell what should have been her inheritance to go it alone. A fixed card game threatens the casino’s financial stability. Someone is trying to intimidate her mother. Behind the scenes hangs the shadow of the mafia and Fratoni, the owner of a rival casino, who wants to take over the Palais de la Mediterannee. Agnelet, who has fallen from grace with Renee, introduces Agnes to Fratoni. Fratoni offers her 3 million francs to vote against her mother in the shareholder’s meeting. Agnes accepts the offer. Renee loses control of the casino. Agnes finds it hard to cope with her betrayal. Maurice also distances himself from her. In November 1977, after a failed suicide attempt, Agnes disappears. Her body is never found. Thirty years on, Maurice Agnelet remains the prime suspect in a murder case with no body and no proof of his guilt. Convinced of his involvement, Renee is prepared to fight to the bitter end to see him put behind bars…

A dramatic feast.\r\nDeneuve is calmly ferocious.
Richard Brody
The New Yorker
May 14 2015
An Intriguing Drama.\r\nMs. Haenel is a major discovery.
Stephen Holden
The New York Times
May 14 2015
Deneuve is astonishing!\r\nAn absolutely riveting true-crime thriller.
Steve Schaefer
Boston Herald
May 14 2015
Name Role
Guillaume Canet Cast Member
Catherine Deneuve Cast Member
Adèle Haenel Cast Member
André Téchiné Director
Jean Corso Cast Member
Judith Chemla Cast Member
Country France
Original Language French
Run time 116 min
Year Completed 2015