On the night of the 12th, a young woman is burnt alive. The police’s investigation quickly takes on a symbolic dimension. Why have these men been burning women for generations? At a loss for answers, the detectives flounder and their mission turns into an obsession. La Nuit du 12 draws up a nuanced picture of lost souls. It plunges us into the twists and turns of criminal police work and proves once again how talented Dominik Moll is as a director.