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A King ithout Distraction / The Pursuit

A King ithout Distraction / The Pursuit

A Feature film by François Leterrier

Produced by Les Films Jean Giono

Release in France : 30/08/1963

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Jean Giono

French distributors :

Gaumont, Les Acacias

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution


1840. When young girls continue to disappear from a small, snowbound village, the police sent an officer out to investigate. The officer is approached by a retired government worker who contends the killer is probably someone like themselves. The old man theorizes the murderer kills out of extreme boredom just to liven things up. The policeman follows the clues that lead to the old man. After he kills the old man, the officer is overtaken by the same urge to kill that plagued his adversary.

Full credits (16)

Assistant Director :

Daniel Szuster

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Giono

Screenwriter :

Jean Giono

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Bonpunt

Camera Operator :

Étienne Szabo

Editor :

Françoise Javet

Production Designer :

Philippe Ancellin

Sound Mixer :

Jacques Carrère

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean Giono

Author of original work :

Jean Giono

Director of Photography :

Jean Badal

Assistant Operator :

Jean Monsigny

Production manager :

Andrée Debar

Continuity supervisor :

Colette Ménard

Music Composers :

Maurice Jarre, Jacques Brel

Location Manager :

Maurice Urbain

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Feature film

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Drama, Literary adaptation

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 38 min

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