Moka

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    Moka

    Directed by

    France, Switzerland

    2016

    89 min

    • French

    Drama

    uniFrance

    In Lausanne, Diane Kramer is led by only one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings and some money, she goes to Évian where she has learned that the driver lives. But sometimes, the path of revenge is more complicated than expected, and Diane will have to face another woman who is as friendly as she is mysterious.

    Awards

    • Variety Piazza Grande Award - FF Locarno

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Emmanuelle Devos
    Nathalie Baye
    Diane Rouxel
    Samuel Labarthe
    David Clavel
    Cinematography
    Irina Lubtchansky
    Editing
    Sarah Anderson
    Sales
    PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    DILIGENCE FILMS
    Production
    BANDE A PART FILMS
    Production
    TABO TABO FILMS
    Production
    SAMPEK PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    The film is a surprising and ever-so-slightly twisted thriller that broaches the complex subject of revenge.

    Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

    Patricia Highsmith-like thriller.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Watching these two fine actresses circle each other in a kind of watchful alligator’s tango, each waiting for the other to blink first, is the chief pleasure on offer.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Frédéric Mermoud

    Frédéric Mermoud

    Switzerland

    After obtaining an MA in Philosophy at the University of Geneva and at the film school (ECAL) in Lausanne, Frédéric Mermoud makes several short films that win international awards, including L’ESCALIER (2003) that earns him the Swiss Film Award and RACHEL (2006), nominated for a César. In 2009, he directs ACCOMPLICES, screened as part of the Concorso internazionale in Locarno, then, in 2012, he signs four episodes of the series THE RETURNED (2012). MOKA (2016) is his second feature film.

    Selected Filmography