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Love Troika

Love Troika

A Feature film by Gilles Bourdos

Produced by Persona Films

Release in France : 10/02/1999

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Actors (30)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Persona Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Co-production :

Productions Crittin et Thiebault

French distribution :

Les Films de l'Atalante

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


In 1938, Alfred Katz was a young Trotskyist activist who worked as a typesetter. He was torn between his love for Mila (a muse and model to the surrealists) and his political activities (made dangerous by Stalin's anti-Trotskyist manhunts). Fifty years later, a young woman named Louise tries to clear up the circumstances surrounding Katz's mysterious disappearance.


"It looks like a Ken Loach remake of 'Jules and Jim' . . . a bold and elegant first feature."


"'Disparus' never seems to waver. It is a political film in the 'cool-headed' sense, which means you leave the theater less ignorant, more enlightened and maybe permanently troubled over the issue of commitment."


"'Disparus' could be seen as a variation on mourning and memory that is very intense (the film gets more engrossing as it goes along). Although funerals drive the action, the director focuses only on the living. Which creates the stimulating paradox of a film built on staging that stirs up each scene."


"On the basis of 'Disparus,' it's clear that Gilles Bourdos has bluster . . . What's nice about breezy film-makers is that they bring a breath of fresh air with them."

("Le Nouvel Observateur")

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Serge Duveau

Screenwriters :

Gilles Bourdos, Brigitte Catillon, Michel Spinosa

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Mertens

Editor :

Emmanuelle Castro

Music Composer :

Eric Le Lann

Producer :

Gilles Bourdos

Director of Photography :

Antoine Roch

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Production Designer :

Benoit Barouh

Costume designer :

Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

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Feature film

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Switzerland, France

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Majority French (Switzerland, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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Dolby SR

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)

Directors' Fortnight - 1998

Directors' Fortnight (France, 1998)


Cinema in France