In France’s ‘Moka,’ a mother seeks revenge for son’s death

In France’s ‘Moka,’ a mother seeks revenge for son’s death - SFGate

In France’s ‘Moka,’ a mother seeks revenge for son’s death – SFGatehttp://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/In-France-s-Moka-a-mother-seeks-revenge-11253274.phpIf Hollywood ever does a remake of “Moka,” it will be much different from the French original about a grieving mother who hunts down the couple she thinks is responsible for her son’s unsolved hit-and-run death. You could rightly call it a thriller, but a slow-burning one, and a film that’s driven by character, not plot points. […] enjoy the original, preferably in a theater, and revel in the rich, layered performances of veteran actresses Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye (men are incidental in this movie, another Hollywood no-no). Frustrated with the slow pace of the investigation on the part of the French police, Diane has hired a private investigator who turns up a promising lead — an eyewitness who saw a couple speeding away from the accident scene in a classic, coffee-colored Mercedes. Diane becomes a customer and strikes up a “friendship” with Marlene; meanwhile, without Marlene’s knowledge, she becomes an active bidder for the Mercedes, a sale being handled by Michel. Oh, and Diane, who has ensconced herself in an Evian hotel as this plays out, also buys a gun on the black market. Director Frédéric Mermoud keeps things moving smoothly, but happily he seems more interested in exploring Diane’s grief and her struggle to understand who her son was and could have been rather than the tired twists and turns we’ve come to expect from the modern thriller. […] although the movie is built around Devos’ performance, Baye makes her scenes count. G. Allen Johnson is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

Media groups argue for release of Wetterling files that family deems private

Media groups argue for release of Wetterling files that family deems private | West Central Tribune

Media groups argue for release of Wetterling files that family deems private | West Central Tribunehttp://www.wctrib.com/news/4289884-media-groups-argue-release-wetterling-files-family-deems-privateST. CLOUD– Several Minnesota media organizations have asked to be allowed to intervene in a court case involving the release of documents from the investigation of Jacob Wetterling’s abduction and murder.The media groups argue that a judge in Stearns County should not rule that a constitutional privacy…

Screams for help before Wellington couple died in fire, private probe finds

Screams for help before Wellington couple died in fire, private probe finds | News24

Screams for help before Wellington couple died in fire, private probe finds | News24https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/screams-for-help-before-wellington-couple-died-in-fire-private-probe-finds-20170628Five hours before a Wellington couple died in a bizarre house fire, a woman was heard screaming for help three times from inside the same house, a private investigation has found.

Salim Essop takes centre stage during first day of Ahmed Timol inquest

Salim Essop takes centre stage during first day of Ahmed Timol inquest | News24

Salim Essop takes centre stage during first day of Ahmed Timol inquest | News24https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/salim-essop-takes-centre-stage-during-first-day-of-ahmed-timol-inquest-20170627The man who was arrested alongside late anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in 1971, has recounted painful memories of the torture he endured in the hands of the security police.

Seasoned private investigator looking into Flora fire says mistakes happen with inexperience

Seasoned private investigator looking into Flora fire says mistakes happen with inexperience | CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

Seasoned private investigator looking into Flora fire says mistakes happen with inexperience | CBS 4 – Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTVhttp://cbs4indy.com/2017/06/26/seasoned-private-investigator-looking-into-flora-fire-says-mistakes-happen-with-inexperience/INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A private fire investigator hired to look into the Flora fatal fire tells CBS4 mistakes can easily happen in an arson case if the investigator doesn’t understand the science behind a fire. This comes as a state fire investigator on the case recently resigned amid questions CBS4 Investigates had been asking about the way this fire investigation was handled.
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