Louis Garrel

The Innocent

The Innocent

Part crime thriller, part romantic comedy, Louis Garrel’s The Innocent shows the dangerous and outlandish lengths two men go to for the women they love. Garrel stars as Abel, an aquarium educator whose mother, Sylvie (Anouk Grinberg), marries one of her drama pupils in the local penitentiary, Michel (Roschdy Zem). Once on parole, Michel attempts to start a legitimate life but soon reverts to his old ways, eventually roping Abel into one of his schemes. Complicating matters is Clémence (Noémie Merlant), Abel’s brazen coworker, who convinces him to take part in the heist. Directing from a screenplay he cowrote (with Tanguy Viel and Naïla Guiguet), Garrel explores the comedic results of playacting’s intrusion into reality, as well as reality’s comedic tendency to transform us into what we never thought we could be.

L’innocent

Film Info

  • France
  • 2022
  • 98 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • French

INCLUDES

  • Meet the Filmmakers, a new interview with director Louis Garrel
  • Trailer

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INCLUDES

  • Meet the Filmmakers, a new interview with director Louis Garrel
  • Trailer
The Innocent
Cast
Roschdy Zem
Michel
Anouk Grinberg
Sylvie
Noémie Merlant
Clémence
Louis Garrel
Abel
Jean-Claude Pautot
Jean-Paul
Yanisse Kebbab
Caviar truck driver
Credits
Director
Louis Garrel
Producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Screenplay by
Louis Garrel
Screenplay by
Tanguy Viel
With the collaboration of
Naïla Guiguet
Original music by
Grégoire Hetzel
Director of photography
Julien Poupard
Editor
Pierre Deschamps
Production designer
Jean Rabasse
Sound
Laurent Benaïm
Sound
Alexis Meynet
Sound
Olivier Guillaume
Costume designer
Corinne Bruand
Production manager
Julien Brun
Production manager
Julien Meuterlos
First assistant director
Stéphane Manaranche
Script supervisor
Anaïs Sergeant
Casting
Julie Allione
Postproduction manager
Cédric Ettouati