Director Martin Provost reteams with his award-winning Séraphine star Yolande Moreau for this most unusual and suspenseful story of sin and salvation, freely adapted from the debut novel by acclaimed Irish writer Keith Ridgway. After a long-suffering Belgian housewife (Moreau) mows down her abusive husband in a hit-and-run, she moves to Brussels and reconnects with her gay son, himself consumed by his own personal crises. Eventually, an inspector calls, but The Long Falling is hardly a conventional policier. Rather, Provost’s one-of-a-kind film examines the gray line between murder and self-defense, personal and societal morality, good and evil—and offers no easy answers.

  • Directed By Martin Provost
  • 2011
  • France
  • French
  • 105 minutes