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A Feature film by Alexandre Arcady

Produced by New Light Films

Release in France : 27/08/1997


    Sam, thirty, is an inspector with the crime squad. For more than twenty years now, he's been playing chess with Joseph Katz, an old second-hand dealer and former concentration camp prisoner. He loves him like his own father. That morning, before his very eyes, Katz cold-bloodedly shoots a German tourist who entered his shop by chance. He recognized him as the SS officer who was responsible for the massacre of his family fifty years earlier. Sam feels unable to arrest his friend. He lets the old man go in the street. A few hours later, Katz commits suicide. Unless he was in fact murdered... From Paris to Berlin, from Hamburg to Jerusalem, Sam's investigation takes an increasingly disturbing turn. A manhunt, a series of murders, dealings in works of art stolen from the Jews by the Nazis... "K" is a political thriller constructed like a game of chess.

    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    New Light Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Alexandre Films, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Fox France

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    "On joining the team during the final stage of writing an already powerfull constructed screenplay whose dramatic progress was fuelled by twists that were surprising but not at all arbitrary, I enjoyed working with Antoine Lacomblez and Alexandre Arcady himself immensely. During the hours and days filled with the joys of fine-tuning and the final development of a tragic plan, amid the laughter caused by the renewed agreement on the solutions to our problems, the seriousness of the subject tackled, as well as its topicality, continually inspired us." (Jorge Semprun)

    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Arcady

    Line Producer :

    Robert Benmussa

    Voice :

    Richard Berry

    Sound recordists :

    Dominique Levert, Jean Goudier

    Assistant Operators :

    Christophe Paturange, Dominique Delguste

    Production Manager :

    Gérard Gaultier

    Editor :

    Joële Van Effenterre

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claudine Taulère

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Marie Leroy

    Author of original work :

    Guy Konopnicky

    Screenwriters :

    Alexandre Arcady, Antoine Lacomblez, Jorge Semprún

    Director of Photography :

    Gerry Fisher

    Sound Assistant :

    Martin Boissau

    Camera operators :

    Berto, Patrick de Ranter

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Assistant editors :

    Marie de la Selle, Stefan Richter

    Production Designer :

    Tony Egry

    Costume designer :

    Claire Fraïssé

    Narrator :

    Richard Berry

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    2 h 15 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 1997

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1997)


    French Feature Films