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Goto, Island of Love - Poster Pologne

Goto, Island of Love

A Feature film by Walerian Borowczyk

Produced by Euro Images, René Thevenet Films

Release in France : 29/01/1969

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Production and distribution

Executive Producers :

Euro Images, René Thevenet Films

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This unusual comic tragedy is filmed both in color and black-and-white and concerns the residents of the mythical island of Goto. Goto III (Pierre Brasseur) is the pompous dictator who allows children to witness public execution and has criminals fight it out in a theater to resolve their differences. Everyone is assigned a menial position, leading to full employment but aimless pursuits and no chance of social advancement. A man scheduled to fight on stage runs to the dictator's wife and begs for mercy. The man is given a job in the stable but ends up killing the local flycatcher. He tells the dictator that his wife is having an affair with a lieutenant. The informer is given a gun and ordered to kill the lieutenant, but he shoots the dictator instead and assumes power. After the new dictator professes his love for the unfaithful woman, she jumps onto the stage rather than subject herself to his amorous advances in this bizarre story of social isolation and compliance.

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Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Louis Duchesne, René Thévenet

Dialogue Writer :

Walerian Borowczyk

Director of Photography :

Guy Durban

Assistant Operator :

Noël Very

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Ohanessian

Sound Mixer :

Jacques-Clément Duval

Assistant Director :

Patrick Saglio

Screenwriter :

Walerian Borowczyk

Sound recordists :

Gérard de Lagarde, Norbert Gernolle

Editor :

Charles Bretoneiche

Music Composer :

Avenir de Monfred

Still Photographer :

Alain Dagbert

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Feature film

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Philosophical tale, Fantasy

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100% French (France)

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1 h 45 min

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