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Love Troika

Love Troika

A Feature film by Gilles Bourdos

Produced by Persona Films

Release in France : 10/02/1999


    In 1938, Alfred Katz was a young Trotskyist activist who worked as a typesetter. He was torn between his love for Mila (a muse and model to the surrealists) and his political activities (made dangerous by Stalin's anti-Trotskyist manhunts). Fifty years later, a young woman named Louise tries to clear up the circumstances surrounding Katz's mysterious disappearance.

    Actors (30)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Persona Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-production :

    Productions Crittin et Thiebault

    French distribution :

    Les Films de l'Atalante

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country


    "It looks like a Ken Loach remake of 'Jules and Jim' . . . a bold and elegant first feature."


    "'Disparus' never seems to waver. It is a political film in the 'cool-headed' sense, which means you leave the theater less ignorant, more enlightened and maybe permanently troubled over the issue of commitment."


    "'Disparus' could be seen as a variation on mourning and memory that is very intense (the film gets more engrossing as it goes along). Although funerals drive the action, the director focuses only on the living. Which creates the stimulating paradox of a film built on staging that stirs up each scene."


    "On the basis of 'Disparus,' it's clear that Gilles Bourdos has bluster . . . What's nice about breezy film-makers is that they bring a breath of fresh air with them."

    ("Le Nouvel Observateur")

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Duveau

    Screenwriters :

    Gilles Bourdos, Brigitte Catillon, Michel Spinosa

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Mertens

    Editor :

    Emmanuelle Castro

    Music Composer :

    Eric Le Lann

    Producer :

    Gilles Bourdos

    Director of Photography :

    Antoine Roch

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Production Designer :

    Benoît Barouh

    Costume designer :

    Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Switzerland, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Göteborg Film Festival - 1999

    Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden, 1999)


    Films selected

    Directors' Fortnight - 1998

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 1998)


    Cinema in France