Le 7ème Juré (1962)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama, Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this crime drama, an amiable, popular middle-age man (Bernard Blier) abruptly changes when he heads out for a nice picnic, sees a half-naked girl, makes a pass at her, gets rejected, and kills her. No one is the wiser and her lover ends up taking the rap. During the ensuing trial, the real killer finds himself on the jury. As he listens, his conscience begins to bother him and he helps get the defendant acquitted but the town community refuses to accept it.

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bourgeois, middle-age, murder, confession [criminal], false-accusation, girl, innocence, jury, lover, picnic, trial [courtroom], conscience, guilt