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The Confession

The Confession

A Feature film by Costa Gavras

Produced by Les Films Pomereu, Les Films Corona

Release in France : 29/04/1970

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Actors (40)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Les Films Pomereu, Les Films Corona

Film exports/foreign sales :

KG Productions

Foreign production companies :

Fono Roma, Selenia Cinematografica

French distribution :

Valoria Films

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The film is about Anton Ludvik, alias Gerard, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is being watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail by an organisation that declares itself "above the ruling party" and put in solitary confinement for months without being told the reason why. Through brainwashing techniques, including sleep deprivation, being forced to walk back and forth all the time, and drugs, he is slowly pressured into confessing imaginary crimes and treason and to repeat this confession in a public court. Years later, he meets his now demoted tormentor, who tries to downplay his role at that time.

Source : Wikipedia

Full credits (15)

Assistant directors :

Alain Corneau, Marco Pauly

Producers :

Robert Dorfmann, Bertrand Javal

Director of Photography :

Raoul Coutard

Camera Operator :

Georges Liron

Editor :

Françoise Bonnot

Production Designer :

Bernard Evein

Costume designer :

Jacques Maumont

Location Manager :

Gérard Crosnier

Authors of original work :

Lise London, Artur London

Screenwriter :

Jorge Semprun

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Production Manager :

Claude Hauser

Continuity supervisor :

Monique Herran

Music Composer :

Gianni Fusco

Still Photographers :

Chris Marker, Yves Mirkine

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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50% French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

2 h 10 min

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