10th District Court

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10th District Court
French Poster
Directed by Raymond Depardon
Produced by Claude Morice
Claudine Nougaret
Adrien Roche
Cinematography Justine Bourgade
Raymond Depardon
Fabienne Octobre
Edited by Simon Jacquet
Lucile Sautarel
Distributed by Les Films du Losange
Release date
  • June 2, 2004 (2004-06-02)
Running time
105 minutes
Country France
Language French

10th District Court (French: 10e Chambre — Instants d'audience) is a 2004 documentary film from France, directed by Raymond Depardon.[1]


The proceedings of a Paris courtroom are the grist for this documentary. Drawn from over 200 appearances before the same female judge, the director chooses a dozen or so varied misdemeanor and civil hearings to highlight the subtle details of human behaviour. In the process he draws attention to issues of guilt, innocence, policing and ethnicity in France.


The Guardian's Mark Kermode judged 10th District Court showed a "gallery" of personalities which was "fascinating".[2] His colleague Peter Bradshaw considered the film a "superb documentary".[3]


  1. ^ "10th District Court". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  2. ^ Kermode, Mark (2008-06-18). "10th District Court". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  3. ^ Broadshaw, Peter (2008-07-21). "10th District Court (10e Chambre - Instants d'Audience)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 

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