• Greek Title Συνένοχοι
  • English Title Accomplices
  • Original Title Complices
  • Year: 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Switzerland, France
  • Duration: 93`
  • Director: Frédéric Mermoud
  • Scriptwriter: Frédéric Mermoud, Pascal Arnold
  • Cinematography: Thomas Hardmeier
  • Editing: Sarah Anderson
  • Music / Score: Grégoire Hetzel
  • Sound: Michel Casang
  • Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Gilbert Melki, Nina Meurisse, Cyril Descours
  • Production: Producer: Damien Couvreur, Tonie Marshall
  • Co-production: Tabo Tabo Films, SAGA Production Sàrl, France 3 Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, SRG SSR, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
  • Awards: Chicago, Chicago International Film Festival, Gold Plaque 2009 / Luzern, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award «Quartz», Best Screenplay 2010
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Format: 35mm
  • Subtitles: Greek

Vincent and Rebecca have been in love with each other ever since they exchanged glances in an Internet café. They are just barely 18 years old and live a carefree life. But two months later Vincent’s body is found in the Rhone brutally beaten, and Rebecca disappears soon after. The investigation of the case is taken up by the 48-year-old policeman from Villeurbanne, Hervé Cagan. He and his colleague, Karine Mangin, try to retrace the chaotic trail of both youngsters as quickly as possible. After bringing to light the young man’s last hours, he is finally able to solve the case. What he finds shocks him to the core, and he stands before a fundamental decision that could completely change his view on life.

Frédéric Mermoud

Born in 1969 in Sion, Frédéric Mermoud directed noted short films like The Staircase, awarded Best short film at the Swiss Film Award, and Rachel nominated for a Cesar. In 2009, his first feature film, Complices, is presented in Locarno Film Festival and receives Best Script at the Swiss Film Award. In 2012, he directs four episodes (5-8) of Canal+ series "Revenants", awarded of an International Emmy Award. He gets back to swiss cinema by directing Moka (2016) with Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye, which has a big critical and commercial success. He focuses then on thriller and directs six episodes of the Canal+ Engrenages series. He also directed the writing and production of around 40 ECAL (Art school of Lausanne) students.

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