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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

    Synopsis

    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

    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

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Politics

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    50% French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1969

    French release :

    29/04/1970

    Runtime :

    2 h 10 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    35756

    Visa issue date :

    27/04/1970

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono