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The Red Sweater

The Red Sweater

A Feature film by Michel Drach

Produced by Gaumont, Port Royal Films

Release in France : 07/11/1979

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A good argument against capital punishment, this polemical as well as compelling docudrama tells the story of the arrest, conviction, and execution of a man who may have been innocent. In 1974 a young girl was kidnapped and murdered near Marseilles. The public was outraged at the crime, so when traveling salesman Christian Ranucci (Serge Avedikian) was arrested, the prevailing mood was to convict him. As this story unfolds, it is revealed that the court did not allow certain exonerating evidence to be presented nor contradictory witnesses to take the stand. Among the facets of the case that raised doubt was a red sweater found at the crime scene. It belonged to the killer but was several sizes too big for Ranucci. In brief, there is enough evidence to suggest that the real killer and kidnapper got away with it.

Full credits (16)

Executive Producers :

Michel Drach, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Alain Poiré, Nicolas Seydoux

Dialogue Writer :

Michel Drach

Screenwriters :

Michel Drach, Ariane Litaize

Sound Recordist :

Bernard Ortion

Camera Operator :

Henri Habans

Editors :

André Gautier, André Gaultier

Production Designers :

Éric Simon, Jean-Pierre Bazerolle

Stunt performer :

Rémy Julienne

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Michel Drach, Ariane Litaize

Author of original work :

Gilles Perrault

Director of Photography :

Jean Boffety

Assistant Operator :

Michel Deloire

Production Manager :

André Deroual

Continuity supervisor :

Ariane Litaize

Music Composer :

Jean-Louis d'Onorio

Location managers :

Anita Benoist, Christian Danzas

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Feature film

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Murder, Death, Justice

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100% French

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2 h

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