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The Inquisitor

The Inquisitor

A Feature film by Claude Miller

Produced by TF1 Films Production, Parma Films, Les Films Ariane

Release in France : 23/09/1981

    Synopsis

    Jerome Martinaud, a wealthy, influential attorney in a small French town who falls under suspicion for the rape and murder of two little girls. He is the only suspect, but the evidence against him is circumstantial. As the city celebrates New Year's Eve, the police led by Inspector Antoine Gallien, who is investigating the double rape/murder case, brings the lawyer in for questioning; at first politely, and then less so, as the interrogation team consisting of Inspectors Gallien and Marcel Belmont chips away at the suspect's alibi. They interrogate him for hour after hour while Martinaud continues to maintain his innocence. We learn all about the evidence; we meet Martinaud's wife Chantal who tells Gallien about the rift between them and the origin of it, which may be an eight year old girl (Camille) Martinaud was in love with; but will we, and Gallien, finally learn whether Martinaud is guilty?

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    TF1 Films Production, Parma Films, Les Films Ariane

    French distribution :

    AMLF

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    Garde à vue was remade in 2000 as Under Suspicion, with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman et Monica Bellucci.

    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Georges Dancigers

    Dialogue Writer :

    Michel Audiard

    Producers :

    Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno Nuytten

    Sound Assistant :

    Michel Villain

    Camera Operator :

    Gilbert Duhalde

    Editor :

    Albert Jurgenson

    Continuity supervisor :

    Martine Revert

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Casting :

    Margot Capelier

    Sound Mixer :

    Maurice Gilbert

    Assistant Director :

    Jean-Pierre Vergne

    Author of original work :

    John Wainwright

    Screenwriters :

    Claude Miller, Jean Vautrin

    Sound Recordist :

    Paul Lainé

    Assistant Operator :

    Pascal Marti

    Production managers :

    Michel Bernede, Raymond Leplont

    Sound editor :

    Nadine Muse

    Production Designer :

    Eric Moulard

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Artistic Director :

    Lam Lê

    Still Photographer :

    Dominique Le Strat

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Crime/thriller

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1981

    French release :

    23/09/1981

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    53711

    Visa issue date :

    07/08/1981

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (5)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

    Selection (8)

    Best Editing : Albert Jurgenson

    Best Sound : Paul Lainé

    Best Cinematography : Bruno Nuytten

    Best Director : Claude Miller

    Best Supporting Actor : Guy Marchand

    Best Actor : Michel Serrault

    Best Film

    Best Original Screenplay : Michel Audiard, Claude Miller, Jean Vautrin

    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

    Awards (4)

    César Award for Best Editing : Albert Jurgenson

    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Guy Marchand

    César Award for Best Actor : Michel Serrault

    César Award for Best Original Screenplay : Michel Audiard, Claude Miller, Jean Vautrin

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1981

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1981)

    Awards

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price