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Codine

Codine

A Feature film by Henri Colpi

Produced by Como Films

Release in France : 27/09/1963

    Synopsis

    An ex-convict struggles to survive by brute force alone in a turn-of-the-century slum in Bucharest. Codine (Alexandre Virgil Platon) is the thug who served 10 years for murdering a friend. He returns home to his miserly mother, whose penny-pinching ways infuriate her son. A young boy looks up to Codine, and through the man's eyes he sees the economic and social injustices from an adult perspective. When Codine kills another man who violated his trust, his mother becomes more unhinged and paranoid. Thinking her son will steal her hoarded money, she plots to kill her only son. The impressionable child watches in horror and amazement at the cruel machinations of the adult work that surrounds him.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Como Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Romfilm, Studioul Cinematografic Bucuresti

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Samy Halfon

    Dialogue Writer :

    Yves Jamiaque

    Director of Photography :

    Marcel Weiss

    Assistant Operator :

    Jean-Pierre Lazar

    Editors :

    Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Henri Colpi, Yves Jamiaque

    Author of original work :

    Panait Istrati

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Claude Marchetti

    Camera Operator :

    Adolphe Charlet

    Music Composers :

    Theodor Grigoriu, Henri Colpi

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Romania

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1963

    French release :

    27/09/1963

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    23833

    Visa issue date :

    24/09/1963

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1963

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1963)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1963

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1963)

    Awards (2)

    Grand Prize from the Commission Supérieure Technique

    Best Screenplay Award