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A Feature film by Costa Gavras

Produced by Galatée Films, KG Productions, Reggane Films

Release in France : 26/02/1969

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Actors (29)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Galatée Films, KG Productions, Reggane Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

KG Productions

Foreign production company :

Office National Commerce Industrie Cinéma (ONCIC)

French distribution :

Valoria Films

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In a country ruled by a fragile democracy where the police and the military are set on erradicating all threats from the political left, a member of the parliamentary opposition is murdered in the street right after leading a pacifist meeting. The official inquiry into the case is entrusted to a young judge who becomes aware that this was a political crime committed by two hired killers. To entangle things further, an ambitious journalist resorts to unorthodox means to pile up evidence against several members of an extreme right-wing party, while these in turn accuse police and army high officials.

Full credits (20)

Executive Producer :

Jacques Perrin

Author of original work :

Vassilis Vassilikos

Associate producers :

Eric Schlumberger, Philippe d'Argila

Foreign Producer :

Ahmed Rachedi

Director of Photography :

Raoul Coutard

Camera operators :

Georges Liron, Jean Garcenot

Editor :

Françoise Bonnot

Continuity supervisor :

Annie Maurel

Music Composer :

Mikis Theodorakis

Sound Mixer :

Alex Pront

Assistant Director :

Philippe Monnier

Producer :

Jacques Perrin

Screenwriters :

Jorge Semprun, Costa Gavras

Voice :

François Chaumette

Sound Recordist :

Jean Nény

Production Manager :

Hubert Mérial

Sound Editor :

Michèle Boehm

Production Designer :

Jacques D'Ovidio

Stunt performer :

Yvan Chiffre

Still Photographer :

Félix Le garrec

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Feature film

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Politics, Jail

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France, Algeria

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Majority French (France, Algeria)

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Runtime :

2 h 5 min

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Posters (3)


Festival Selections (4)

BIFF - 2009

BIFF (South Korea, 2009)


Films selected

Academy Awards - 1970

Academy Awards (United States, 1970)

Selection (4)

Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film : Costa Gavras

Nomination for Best Editing : Françoise Bonnot

Academy Award nomination for Best Director : Costa Gavras

Cannes International Film Festival - 1969

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1969)


Official Competition

Awards (2)

Academy Awards - 1970

Academy Awards (United States, 1970)

Awards (2)

Best Foreign Film : Costa Gavras

Oscar for Best Editing : Françoise Bonnot

Cannes International Film Festival - 1969

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1969)

Awards (2)

Best Performance for an Actor : Jean-Louis Trintignant

Special Jury Prize