In the French thriller directed by Justine Triet, the German actress becomes the main suspect in a murder case.
In the upcoming Neon film “Anatomy of a Fall,” starring German actress Sandra Hüller known for her role in “Toni Erdmann,” the story revolves around a German writer who finds herself accused of murdering her French husband (Samuel Theis). This gripping French thriller, directed by Justine Triet and winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes, is already generating buzz as a potential contender in the upcoming awards season.
Hüller takes on the role of Sandra, the German writer living with her French husband Samuel and their 11-year-old son Daniel in a secluded town nestled within the French Alps. Tragedy strikes when Samuel is discovered lifeless in the snow beneath their chalet.
This grim event prompts a police investigation that questions whether his demise was a result of suicide or foul play. Sandra’s complicated relationship with her late husband becomes the center of attention as she becomes the prime suspect. Adding intrigue to the situation is their blind son Daniel, who becomes a crucial eyewitness in the unfolding case. Alongside Hüller, Swann Arlaud and Milo Machado Graner also feature in the cast.
In the U.S. trailer, viewers are introduced to the intricate storyline and the focal character, Sandra. Amid escalating suspicions, Sandra staunchly asserts her innocence, a sentiment she communicates to her lawyer and confidant, Maître (Swann Arlaud). “I am not responsible for his death,” she declares, while Maître offers a pragmatic perspective, stating, “The core issue isn’t that. You two had a heated altercation the day prior to his demise. It’s imperative for you to grasp the way others will interpret your actions.”
Collaborating on the script of “Anatomy of a Fall,” director Justine Triet worked alongside Arthur Harari. The film’s production was overseen by Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion.
The North American debut of “Anatomy of a Fall” is set to take place at the Toronto Film Festival on September 7th. Subsequently, Neon plans to release the movie in New York and Los Angeles on October 13th.