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An Afternoon with a Torturer

An Afternoon with a Torturer

A Feature film by Lucian Pintilie

Produced by YMC Productions

Release in France : 17/04/2002

    Synopsis

    "An Afternoon with a Torturer" is the story of a bungled confession. Frant Tandara, a former torturer in the prisons of Communist Romania, has agreed to confess his crimes to a journalist and a former political prisoner. He awaits the arrival of his two visitors at the Giugiu train station. Ill at ease, he awkwardly greets them with a bouquet of flowers. After a tense drive, they reach the farm where Tandara lives with his wife. Right from the start, the confession is plagued with problems: the tape recorder jams, Tandara speaks too fast or too slowly, his story sounds contrived. The son of a soldier, he became a homeless drifter when World War II ended. He slept in train stations and lived a hobo existence. While evoking his shady past, Tandara never really comes clean. The torturer does everything he can to skirt around the truly difficult parts of his confession. Fearing that the interview may end before important issues have been brought to light, the journalist presses Tandara for details about his time as a torturer in psychiatric clinics – to no avail. Tandara ’s wife intervenes and asks them to go easy on her husband, to stop torturing him. Besides, it’s getting late, and if they’re to make their train, they’ll have hurry …

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    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    YMC Productions

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Yvon Crenn

    Screenwriter :

    Lucian Pintilie

    Sound Recordist :

    Andreï Pap

    Editor :

    Nita Chivulescu

    Production Designer :

    Gloria Papura

    Author of original work :

    Doina Jela

    Director of Photography :

    Calin Ghibu

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Continuity supervisor :

    Erika Negrescu

    Costume designer :

    Gloria Papura

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Romanian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Romania

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    50% French (France, Romania)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    17/04/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    101.161

    Visa issue date :

    21/03/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (2)

    Lumiere Awards - 2003

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2003)

    Selection

    French Films

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2001

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2001)

    Selection

    Official Competition