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One day, you'll understand

One day, you'll understand

A Feature film by Amos Gitaï

Produced by Image et Compagnie

Release in France : 21/01/2009


    Paris, today. Victor, forty years old, stands alone in silence before a large wall we sense is covered with engraved names: a memorial to the deported Jews.

    Paris, 1987. While the trial of Klaus Barbie, the former French Gestapo chief, is broadcast live on television, we discover Victor surrounded by documents in which he tries to discover the truth about his family's past.

    Meanwhile, his mother Rivka goes about preparing a meal. We hear, quite distinctly, the beginning of the same trial, a survivor's testimony. During dinner, Victor tries to get his mother to speak about the past, but she refuses. She pretends to not hear, or changes the conversation; she wants her life to finish peacefully, surrounded by objects, memories and her children and grandchildren. Her attitude only makes Victor more insistent. His wife Françoise will support him in his struggle to recover his family's past.



    One day, you'll understand

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    Executive Producer :

    Image et Compagnie

    Foreign production company :

    Nord 3 - NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk

    French distribution :

    Pierre Grise Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Agav Films, France 2 Cinéma

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Moati

    Author of original work :

    Jérôme Clément

    Screenwriters :

    Amos Gitaï, Dan Franck, Jérôme Clément

    Sound Recordist :

    Erwan Kerzanet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Sound Editor :

    Séverin Favriau

    Production Designer :

    Manu de Chauvigny

    Foley artist :

    Nicolas Becker

    Costume designer :

    Moïra Douguet

    Assistant Director :

    Julien Zidi

    Producer :

    Nicole Collet

    Director of photography :

    Caroline Champetier

    Production Manager :

    Jean-Marc Abbou

    Editor :

    Isabelle Ingold

    Continuity supervisor :

    Clémentine Schaeffer

    Music Composer :

    Louis Sclavis

    Casting :

    Joanna Grudzinska, Nicolas Ronchi

    Sound Mixer :

    Stéphane Thiébaut

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    Feature film

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    France, Germany

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    1 h 28 min

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    Dolby SRD

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