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Goto, Island of Love - Poster Pologne

Goto, Island of Love

A Feature film by Walerian Borowczyk

Produced by Euro Images, René Thevenet Films

Release in France : 29/01/1969


    This unusual comic tragedy is filmed both in color and black-and-white and concerns the residents of the mythical island of Goto. Goto III (Pierre Brasseur) is the pompous dictator who allows children to witness public execution and has criminals fight it out in a theater to resolve their differences. Everyone is assigned a menial position, leading to full employment but aimless pursuits and no chance of social advancement. A man scheduled to fight on stage runs to the dictator's wife and begs for mercy. The man is given a job in the stable but ends up killing the local flycatcher. He tells the dictator that his wife is having an affair with a lieutenant. The informer is given a gun and ordered to kill the lieutenant, but he shoots the dictator instead and assumes power. After the new dictator professes his love for the unfaithful woman, she jumps onto the stage rather than subject herself to his amorous advances in this bizarre story of social isolation and compliance.

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    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Euro Images, René Thevenet Films

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Louis Duchesne, René Thévenet

    Dialogue Writer :

    Walerian Borowczyk

    Screenwriter :

    Walerian Borowczyk

    Assistant Operator :

    Noël Very

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Ohanessian

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques-Clément Duval

    Assistant Director :

    Patrick Saglio

    Sound recordists :

    Gérard de Lagarde, Norbert Gernolle

    Director of Photography :

    Guy Durban

    Editor :

    Charles Bretoneiche

    Music Composer :

    Avenir de Monfred

    Still Photographer :

    Alain Dagbert

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Philosophical tale, Fantasy

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Color and Black & White

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    Posters (5)



    New Horizons International Film Festival - 2013

    New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland, 2013)


    French films selected