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Codine

Codine

A Feature film by Henri Colpi

Produced by Como Films

Release in France : 27/09/1963

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Como Films

Foreign production companies :

Romfilm, Studioul Cinematografic Bucuresti

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.

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