Known as the “two-figure” judge, Michel Racine rules his courtroom with an iron fist. Michel Racine is a feared President of the Assize Court. He is as hard on himself as he is on others His minimal sentence always exceeds ten years. With few colleagues or outside acquaintances to call friends, Michel’s life in and outside of the court is equally somber.
Overseeing a particularly brutal murder case, Michel is battling both the flu and a heady distraction in the form of juror Ditte Lorensen-Coteret (Sidse Babett Knudsen who rose to fame thanks to her role in the successful Danish series Borgen). Maintaining the utmost order during the heartbreaking trial, Michel must also resolve his intimate history with the beautiful Ditte, She sits on the jury at a murder trial Six years earlier, Racine had fallen in love with her. Almost in secret. And she is perhaps the only woman he has ever loved
Confronting issues of class conflict, racial tensions, and religious divisions, Courted delivers a brilliant dramatic turn from its cast.