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One day, you'll understand

One day, you'll understand

A Feature film by Amos Gitaï

Produced by Image et Compagnie

Release in France : 21/01/2009

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Image et Compagnie

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

Foreign production company :

Nord 3 - NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk

French distribution :

Pierre Grise Distribution

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Paris, today. Victor, forty years old, stands alone in silence before a large wall we sense is covered with engraved names: a memorial to the deported Jews.

Paris, 1987. While the trial of Klaus Barbie, the former French Gestapo chief, is broadcast live on television, we discover Victor surrounded by documents in which he tries to discover the truth about his family's past.

Meanwhile, his mother Rivka goes about preparing a meal. We hear, quite distinctly, the beginning of the same trial, a survivor's testimony. During dinner, Victor tries to get his mother to speak about the past, but she refuses. She pretends to not hear, or changes the conversation; she wants her life to finish peacefully, surrounded by objects, memories and her children and grandchildren. Her attitude only makes Victor more insistent. His wife Françoise will support him in his struggle to recover his family's past.



One day, you'll understand

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Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Serge Moati

Author of original work :

Jérome Clément

Screenwriters :

Amos Gitaï, Dan Franck, Jérome Clément

Sound Recordist :

Erwan Kerzanet

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Sound Editor :

Séverin Favriau

Production Designer :

Emmanuel de Chauvigny

Foley artist :

Nicolas Becker

Costume designer :

Moïra Douguet

Assistant Director :

Julien Zidi

Producer :

Nicole Collet

Director of photography :

Caroline Champetier

Production Manager :

Jean-Marc Abbou

Editor :

Isabelle Ingold

Continuity supervisor :

Clémentine Schaeffer

Music Composer :

Louis Sclavis

Casting :

Joanna Grudzinska, Nicolas Ronchi

Sound Mixer :

Stéphane Thiébaut

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Feature film

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1 h 28 min

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Dolby SRD

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