Based on a best-seller by Tatiana de Rosnay (Kristin Scott Thomas hit “Sarah’s Key”, “A Secret Kept”), MOKA is a captivating Hitchcockian, slow-burning psychological French thriller.
Diane Kramer (Devos) is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which killed her son and destroyed her life. Fuelled by vengence, Diane discovers the driver is living in the stunning resort town of Evian. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, Diane abandons her grieving husband to find the culprit. Her path to revenge is more twisted than it seems…Diane will have to go head to head with another woman (Baye), at once friendly and mysterious, in a dangerous cat and mouse game. MOKA is a moody and riveting thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France’s greatest actresses.
“A Chabrol-like slow burn more concerned with fine character crinkles than grand narrative revelations.” – Guy Lodge, VARIETY
“Moka is a first-rate showcase for two of French cinema’s finest actors, Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye, both of whom do career-high work here.” – Glenn Kenny, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye headline this Patricia Highsmith-like thriller about a mother who lost her son in a car accident and wants to take revenge on the stranger that caused it… A classy and classical psychological thriller.” – Boyd Van Hoeij, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER