Yeah, I've seen the film. Hated it. There's just something about the intensity of MASSIVE French dialogue -- often very constructed -- that just grates on me. I feel the same with much of Woody Allen and Whit Stillman, for example.
But my colleagues loved it.
Can't remember anything of the score -- wasn't even aware Warbeck had done it!
Have to concur that the film is beyond awful, so contrived with generic backstories for the police officers - who all act appallingly to be honest. I actually hated this with a passion and can't believe for a minute that this is a realistic portrayal of the French police force. The way abuse of minors is used to contextualise these awful, unprofessional and often childish officers' so-called casework borders on offensive. Don't even get me started on the laughable final scene of the film!! Maiwenn's ego truly got in the way when casting herself - she couldn't act her way out of a paper bag. The score is low-key from what I remember and sparingly used - which means it may sound a lot better on CD and may possibly contain many cues not heard in the film, though I'm only speculating.
I haven't seen the film - and judging from above, not sure I want to - but the score is in the modern style, very ambient, with guitars, oud and percussion on most of the tracks. Some are contemplative while others travel with a beat. There are some songs on the CD - not that good - but it's mainly Warbeck's score. It's probably the least symphonic and thematic score he has written, much more modern and percussive, so will probably garner him lots more work in the future
I saw the film twice and every time it was an incredibly moving experience. Some scenes are so powerful and disturbing at the same time that the film never leaves its audience in a state of apathy. You are kind of brutalised when you see that, but (unlike what some people may think here) that's the reality of what happens in police station in the molested children department. The film truly deserves of the praise it received and its success when it was released. As for the score, it's very low key, with a small ensemble. There is an 10 min or so documentary about Stephen Warbeck and the recording of the music on the BR.