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Law Breakers

Law Breakers

A Feature film by Marcel Carné

Produced by Productions Belles Rives

Release in France : 07/05/1971

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Productions Belles Rives

Film exports/foreign sales :

Open Art Productions

Foreign production company :

West Film

French distribution :

Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC)

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In France, the position of "magistrate" resembles that of the American district attorney; those in either post have broad investigatory and prosecutory powers. In this French language drama, Magistrate Level (Jacques Brel) is one of the rare few who will prosecute the police for abuse of power. He begins reluctantly, forced to make a pro forma investigation of three policemen who are implicated in the death of a suspect during questioning. After all, he is already late for his long-scheduled vacation. As he gets deeper into the investigation, he becomes more motivated. At the same time, he begins to receive threats from those who want him to stop.

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Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Michel Ardan

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Paul Andreota, Marcel Carné

Foreign Producer :

Italo Zingarelli

Sound Recordist :

René Longuet

Assistant Operators :

Valéry Ivanow, Paul Michelangeli

Editor :

Henri Rust

Continuity supervisor :

Madeleine Santucci

Production Designer :

Rino Mondellini

Assistant directors :

Paul Feyder, Antoine Jacquet

Author of original work :

Raf Vallet

Director of Photography :

Jean Badal

Sound Assistant :

Pierre Davoust

Camera Operator :

Robert Foucart

Assistant editor :

Mariette Levy-Novion

Music Composers :

Pierre Henry, Michel Colombier

Make-up Artist :

Alain Folgoas

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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1 h 50 min

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