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The Judge and the Assassin

The Judge and the Assassin

A Feature film by Bertrand Tavernier

Produced by Lira Films

Release in France : 10/03/1976

    Synopsis

    France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier, a former Sergeant in the French military, shoots his beloved and attempts to kill himself. Having survived with two bullets in his brain, he is released from the Dole medical facility, a place of mental and physical filthiness. Then begins a five-year period of wandering on the roads of the South East of France, during which Bouvier rapes and eventually kills two dozen defenseless shepherds and farm servants of both sexes. Judge Rousseau thinks this case would help his career as a right wing politician and therefore issues warrants of arrests to find any hobo fitting the description. But if Bouvier was declared insane, the Judge's plan may become a trap...

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (32)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Lira Films

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (19)

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost

    Producer :

    Raymond Danon

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Desrois

    Assistant Operators :

    Richard Andry, Jean-Francis Gondre

    Editor :

    Armand Psenny

    Production Designer :

    Antoine Roman

    Singer :

    Jean-Roger Caussimon

    Sound Mixer :

    Maurice Gilbert

    Location Manager :

    René Brun

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier

    Line Producer :

    Ralph Baum

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre-William Glenn

    Sound Assistant :

    Alain David

    Production Manager :

    André Hoss

    Continuity supervisor :

    Alice Ziller

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Moreau

    Still Photographer :

    Étienne George

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France (100%)

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1976

    French release :

    10/03/1976

    Runtime :

    2 h 8 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    43050

    Visa issue date :

    03/03/1976

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Festival du Film français en Israël  - 2005

    Festival du Film français en Israël (Israel, 2005)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1977

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1977)

    Selection (6)

    Best Original Music : Philippe Sarde

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier

    Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Claude Brialy

    Best Director : Bertrand Tavernier

    Best Actor : Michel Galabru

    Best Film

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1977

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1977)

    Awards (2)

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier

    César Award for Best Actor : Michel Galabru