The Innocent

Louis Garrel’s The Innocent sets an August 25th release date in the UK

27th April 2023

The Innocent will be released in both UK and Irish cinemas on August 25th.

MetFilm Distribution has announced the UK and Irish theatrical release date for The Innocent (L’Innocent) as August 25th. Directed, written by and starring Louis Garrel (The DreamersLittle Women, At Eternity’s Gate), this charming heist-drama had its world premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film, Garrel’s fourth directorial feature, received two awards at the 48th César Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Noémie Merlant and Best Original Screenplay.

Abel (Louis Garrel), a museum educator and widower, is at his wits’ end when his mother, Sylvie, marries Michel, a convict she met while teaching drama at the local prison. Caught up with his suspicions about his new stepfather, he remains blissfully unaware of his developing feelings for Clémence, a vivacious Noémie Merlant (Portrait of A Lady on FireTár). 

Fizzing with crackling chemistry and banter à la française, The Innocent (L’Innocent) is part family drama, part heist thriller. But, above all, it is engaging, affectionate and romantic.

The Innocent

Written and Directed by: Louis Garrel

Starring: Louis Garrel, Noémie Merlant, Anouk Grinberg, Roschdy Zem

“Few caper comedies have this much heart” – The Wall Street Journal

“Boasts an original sensibility and knock-out performances” – Variety




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