In the Name of My Daughter

Director: André Téchiné
Year Released: 2014
Rating: 3.0

Agnès (Adèle Haenel), the daughter of casino owner Renée Le Roux (Catherine Deneuve), falls in love with her mother's womanizing 'personal assistant' Agnelet (Guillaume Canet) who has ties with a mobster (Jean Corso) - since Agnès is a share-holder in her Mom's business, Agnelet convinces her to betray her Mom and then ... she mysteriously 'vanishes.' Based (to some degree) on real-life events, it's a story deftly told (sans flashiness) by the accomplished Téchiné and features three commanding performances: Haenel's Agnès is plausibly love-sick, Canet's cold and calculated Agnelet has a confidence about him and Deneuve is, well, Deneuve (that she can appear both composed and utterly distraught is pure grace). Loses a good deal of energy and interest once it suddenly drops Agnès and flashes forward thirty years to the trial of Agnelet, concluding with a few title cards to let you know what happened (he's finally in jail, though it's a little late).