One review on 27 Jan 2024

France 2022

Running time: 122 mins

Saint Omer

Director : Alice Diop 

Setting: French town
Original language: French
Summary: Courtroom drama. Writer observes trial of Senegalese woman who has admitted killing her 15 month old child. Resonances in her own life and cultural background.


  • Kayije Kagame  Rama (writer)
  • Guslagie Malanda  Lawrence (child killer)


Aspect Ratio: 1.85 widescreen

Colour: Colour

Sound: Stereo

Camera: Digital

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First Seen: Sat 27th Jan 2024
Catalogued: 30th Jan 2024


We see a little of Rama, the writer's, life before she travels to Saint Omer to observe the trial. Thereafter it is almost entirely in the courtroom with flashbacks of Rama's growing up and relationship with her mother.


by rogerco on Sat 27th Jan 2024 Streamed proj @ home (Subtitled)

Long Languid Courtroom Drama


Long(ish) and languid with a lot left unsaid in terms of the resonances between Lawrences life and Rama's. Ultimately unsatisfying