Mea culpa

Synopsis: Franck and Simon are both good cops. They work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car wreck. A few years later, out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family is in danger.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Fred Cavayé
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min


I thought I'd give you a lift.

What happened to you?

A rough night. Tell you later.

You okay?

Yeah, fine.

And the job?


And your son...

Got him this weekend?

I don't know.

You're a real chatterbox.

We might take the kids

for the weekend.

I don't know what I'm doing Saturday.


I'll quit inviting you.

What's he doing?

Move it!

Where's my coffee?

It's on its way.

About these night hours...

I can't stay.

You'll have to.

The extra is out sick.

- I need all hands.

- And my son?

Do like me, ask your wife.

Is the coffee walking in?

Get off me with your coffee.

Not working nights?

Great. We can team up now.

Hey buddy.

What's that?

Sorry, not mine.

Why are you sorry then?

Pick 'em up.

You deaf or something?

Pick 'em up.

That's a good boy.

Good little security car driver.

Hurry up.


Get lost.

Get lost, I said.

It rains every day...

Manon, darling.

Auntie says you were a pain.

It's not true. I'm real nice.

You're nice.

So auntie's a liar?

Listen, dear. I miss you too

but three days isn't long.

You know your daddy

really loves you.

I love you too.

Auntie's taking me to a movie.

A movie? Wow!

I have to hang up, honey.

I'll call you back.

- Where are you, daddy?

- At work.

I'll call again.

Be good to auntie.

A big kiss. I love you.

First, explain the dealers

in the parking lot.


will that do?

Sure. The court lawyer is suing for

assault and battery. Will that do?

Let him. What can I say?

Another mess like this

and I report you.

Is that clear?

What do we have here?

Marc Cipriani. Criminal record.

No trace of shells.

Scour the area.

See if you can find a witness.

Get to work.

Here we go again.

Damn it!

Forget about your party.

Then I'll run away.

If you do, I'll kill you.

If I leave a message about your son,

you might at least call back.

I was going to.

I managed for tonight

but what will you do tomorrow?

I'll pick him up after judo.

He told you. It's his first match.

You have to be there.

I'll be there.

I hope so.

He's counting on you.

How's it going?


It's at 11 o'clock. See you tomorrow.

Wake up.

We make the arrest of the century

and that jerk takes credit.

He's telling it in our place.

- Where you going?

- Home. Alice is waiting.

Stay a while.

So long, guys.

- Coming?

- Be right out.

Go on and party, a**hole.

Let's go.

Sh*t! I forgot Manon's gift.

- Be right back.

- No, wait.

Was he drinking?

He'll be struck off

the police force.

Three dead, including a child.

If he tests positive,

he goes down.


Can you hear me?

That is a simple class exercise?



Was my dad really like you?

What do you mean like you?

A cop.

It's true. Why not?

It doesn't look like it.

I can assure you

he was a great cop.

Did you know

the people he killed?

But you know,

that wasn't his fault.

Then why did he go to jail?

It's not always your fault

when you go to prison.

Did your wife really die

when Manon was born?

Who's the cop, you or me?

Let's cut the questions

and exercise!

I won't do everything either.

Gabriel Hachour, drug dealer.

Same modus operandi

as this morning.

No cartridges but the same guys.

Where were you?

What about her?

His daughter, age 14.

What else do we have?

The guardian heard a shot.

He saw a black car.

We're trying to trace tire tracks.

Look at yourself.

You're just a ghost.

We've been waiting two years

for you.

Right out of prison,

and you want to leave.

What did you expect?

Will this bring them back?

We're alive.

We're alive! We're here!

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Fred Cavayé

Fred Cavayé (Rennes, 14 December 1967) is a French director and screenwriter.He started working in the world of fashion as a photographer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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