“In The Name of My Daughter” is a murder mystery about one mother’s quest to find the truth behind her daughter’s death. Starting in 1976, a young woman moves back to Nice after spending some time in Africa. She invests in a local casino where the troubled business owner tries to romance her. When she threatens to pull her investment, the woman turns up dead in a shaky looking suicide. Over the next 30 years, Catherine Deneuve sleep walks through her quest for legal vengeance.
Familial murder mysteries used to be the domain of American TV movies. Now, I love seeing International Cinema attempt to class it up, but getting the same results. Deneuve is at point in her career where the Pacinos and DeNiros are trying to salvage their last Golden Years. Deneuve doesn’t care, as she hasn’t slacked off for the last three decades. Quality actresses are a rarity and they should be celebrated even when the films are predictable and lackluster.
The Blu-Ray comes with a trailer and the director’s Q&A session as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for a drama. The 1080p transfer does its job. If that’s not enough, you have a DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track that keeps all channels alive. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
Release Date: 9/22/15