The Goldman Case

A 1975 trial that galvanized France comes to life in all its contradictions, prejudices and mounting tensions. Dynamic performances are forefront in this measured yet incendiary procedural in which Pierre Goldman, a French Jewish left-wing activist, is charged with robbery and a double murder. The defendant strips away every attempt to support his plea of innocence while demanding justice on his word alone. Director Kahn keeps a laser-like focus on the trial’s emerging factors of racism, anti-Semitism and police corruption.  Actor Arieh Worthalter gives a tour-de-force performance as Goldman, alternately silently contemptuous or fiery, blatantly playing to the observers gallery. In French with English subtitles. Critics Fortnight opening night film, 2023 Cannes International Film Festival. (BS)

“Electrifying…builds to a gripping, grandstanding climax.”–Guy Lodge, Variety

Year: 2023

Runtime: 115 minutes

Language: French with English subtitles

Country: France

Genre: Drama, Jewish, French

Director: Cédric Kahn

Cast: Arieh Worthalter, Arthur Harari