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Kolonel Bunker

A Feature film by Kujtim Cashku

Produced by 3B Productions

Release in France : 06/10/1999

    Synopsis

    Albania,1974. Muro Neto, charged with defending the nation against the "invisible enemy," decides that "bunkerization" is the only means of resisting surprise attack. Colonel Bunker, "supreme defender of the nation" and monster apparatchik, is born. He has around 800,000 bunkers built, annihilating everything in his path and turning a blind eye to trials and executions. Meanwhile, his wife, powerless, witnesses the gradual worsening of his raging paranoia.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    3B Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Albafilm, Film Studio Dom, Orafilm

    French distribution :

    Tadrart Films

    Co-productions :

    Albafilm, Film Studio Dom, Orafilm

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tadrart Films

    Subject

    I wanted to go back over those fifteen years of my country's crazy past. Enver Hodja, dictator, ruled Albania for nearly forty years: four decades of daily paranoia, a country brought to its knees, a landscape mutilated by bunkers. The film's main character was Enver Hodja's toy. I didn't set out to film a historical or political analysis. Instead I wanted to descend into the murky depths of this symbolic figure and question things above all through people's physical behavior: their expressions, their faces and bodies filmed close-up.

    Kujtim Cashku - Director

    Photos

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb

    Director of Photography :

    Afrim Spahiu

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Production Designer :

    Shaqir Veseli

    Costume designer :

    Astrit Tota

    Screenwriter :

    Kujtim Cashku

    Sound Recordist :

    Ilir Gjata

    Editor :

    Kahena Attia-Riveill

    Music Composer :

    Andrzej Krauze

    Sales Agent :

    Jean Bréhat

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Coproducer countries :

    Albania, Poland, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Albania, Poland, France)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    06/10/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.475

    Visa issue date :

    13/11/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director