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The Man Who Lies

The Man Who Lies

A Feature film by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Produced by Como Films, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Comptoir Cinématographique de France

Release in France : 27/03/1968

    Synopsis

    This enigmatic, plodding story concerns a man who may or may not have betrayed a resistance fighter in his hometown during World War II. He has supposedly been shot down by the Nazis and wanders into town. Mourning the death of an unseen comrade, he is taken in by the family of the dead rebel. He engages in a superfluous affair and witnesses the lesbian relationship between the man's sister and a female servant. When passions subside, the family has doubts about the reliability of the man's stories. This avant garde feature leaves the viewer to decide if the downed airman is telling the truth or covering up for his deeds leading to the death of the heroic resistance fighter.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Samy Halfon, Pierre Gurgo-Salice

    Director of Photography :

    Igor Luther

    Music Composer :

    Michel Fano

    Screenwriter :

    Alain Robbe-Grillet

    Editor :

    Bob Wade

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Czech Republic

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Czech Republic)

    Production year :

    1968

    French release :

    27/03/1968

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    33413

    Visa issue date :

    25/03/1968

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Kiev Molodist International Film Festival - 2012

    Kiev Molodist International Film Festival (Ukraine, 2012)

    Selection

    Alain Robbe-Grillet Retrospective

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1968

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1968)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards