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Law Breakers

Law Breakers

A Feature film by Marcel Carné

Produced by Productions Belles Rives

Release in France : 07/05/1971


    In France, the position of "magistrate" resembles that of the American district attorney; those in either post have broad investigatory and prosecutory powers. In this French language drama, Magistrate Level (Jacques Brel) is one of the rare few who will prosecute the police for abuse of power. He begins reluctantly, forced to make a pro forma investigation of three policemen who are implicated in the death of a suspect during questioning. After all, he is already late for his long-scheduled vacation. As he gets deeper into the investigation, he becomes more motivated. At the same time, he begins to receive threats from those who want him to stop.

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    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Productions Belles Rives

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Open Art Productions

    Foreign production company :

    West Film

    French distribution :

    Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC)

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Michel Ardan

    Foreign Producer :

    Italo Zingarelli

    Author of original work :

    Raf Vallet

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Badal

    Assistant Operators :

    Valéry Ivanow, Paul Michelangeli

    Editor :

    Henri Rust

    Continuity supervisor :

    Madeleine Santucci

    Production Designer :

    Rino Mondellini

    Assistant directors :

    Paul Feyder, Antoine Jacquet

    Adaptation :

    Paul Andreota, Marcel Carné

    Sound Recordist :

    René Longuet

    Sound Assistant :

    Pierre Davoust

    Camera Operator :

    Robert Foucart

    Assistant editor :

    Mariette Levy-Novion

    Music Composers :

    Pierre Henry, Michel Colombier

    Make-up Artist :

    Alain Folgoas

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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