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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

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Actors (14)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

TF1 Films Production, Parma Films, Les Films Ariane

French distribution :


Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


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


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

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Drama, Crime/thriller

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Posters (1)


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

Cesar Award for Best Actor : Michel Serrault

César for best original screenplay : Michel Audiard, Claude Miller, Jean Vautrin

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1981

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1981)


French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price