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 Comme des lions de pierre à l'entrée de la nuit

Comme des lions de pierre à l'entrée de la nuit

A Feature film by Olivier Zuchuat

Produced by Amip

Release in France : 15/01/2014

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :


Foreign production companies :

Prince Film, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

Co-production :

Films du mélangeur (les)

French distribution :

Hevadis Films


Between 1947 and 1950, more than 80,000 Greek citizens were interned on the island of Makronissos in re-education camps aimed at fighting "against the expansion of communism." May writers and poets were among the deported, including Yannis Ritsos and Tassos Livaditis.
Despite deprivation and torture, these exiled people managed to write poems describing their survival in this concentration camp world. These texts, some of which were buriend in bottles in the camp grounds, have been rediscovered.
Comme des lions de pierre à l’entrée de la nuit combines these poetic writings with the re-education texts that were constantly broadcast through the camp loudspeakers. Long dolly shots, like hypnotic movements, wander through the camp ruins and "collide" with archive photos.
An essay film that brings alive the memory of forgotten ruins and a lost battle.

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Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Xavier Carniaux

Foreign producers :

Pierre-Alain Meier, Thanos Anastopoulos

Director of Photography :

Olivier Zuchuat

Press Attaché (film) :

Chloé Lorenzi

Sound editors :

Vincent Montrobert, Julien Bourdeau

Sound Mixer :

Denis Sechaud

Assistant director :

Eleni Gioti

Co-producer :

Olivier Zuchuat

Sound Recordist :

Aris Athanassopoulos

Editor :

Olivier Zuchuat

Grader :

Ulrich Fischer

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

Greek, French

Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland, Greece

Original French-language productions :


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French release :


Runtime :

1 h 27 min

Current status :


Approval :

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1