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 Lettre à la prison

Lettre à la prison

A Feature film by Marc Scialom

Produced by Film Flamme

Release in France : 02/12/2009

    Synopsis

    In 1970, a young Tunisian arrives in France for the first time in his life. He's been sent by his family to help his older brother, who has been wrongly accused of a murder and jailed in Paris. He stops first in Marseilles, where he crosses paths with Tunisians who are strangely different from those in Tunisia, and with French people who seem enigmatic. He finds the general atmosphere rather troubling, enough for him to slowly doubt things he was once sure about, namely his brother's innocence, his own innocence, and his own mental state.

    Made in 1969, neglected, forgotten, and then rediscovered 40 years later, this film is an unparalleled account of the history of immigration in France. A fiction film that has all the appearance of documentary, made by an emigrant (exile) between Tunisia and France.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Film Flamme

    News agency (France) :

    Makna Presse

    French distribution :

    Shellac

    Subject

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (4)

    Screenwriter :

    Marc Scialom

    Editor :

    Marc Scialom

    Director of Photography :

    Marc Scialom

    Sound mixers :

    Gaëlle Vu, Frédéric Bielle

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1969

    French release :

    02/12/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 10 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    122.863

    Visa issue date :

    10/04/2009

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Rating restrictions :

    None