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John Arthur Geall (A Hidden Genius)

John Arthur Geall (A Hidden Genius)

A Short film by LM Formentin

Produced by Arsenal Productions

Production year : 2008


    John Arthur Geall, English writer died in 1966 in complete solitude, left a work completely unfinished, never published in his lifetime. Character doubles, hidden behind an ordinary existence an an employee of insurances, he is rediscovered in Great Britain today. This movie reveals for the first time the incredible fate of a man whom many consider as one of the big English writers of the XXth century, but also as the biggest enigma of the modern literature.

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    Arsenal Productions


    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Ludovic Arnal

    Screenwriter :

    LM Formentin

    Director of Photography :

    LM Formentin

    Sound editor :

    Anne Bettenfeld

    Sound Recordist :

    LM Formentin

    Voice :

    Séverine Poupin-Vêque

    Editor :

    Anne Bettenfeld

    Sound Mixer :

    Raphaël Devillers

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :

    Auteur documentary, Research - Experimental

    Themes :

    Literature, Suicide

    Production language :

    French, English

    Production country :


    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :


    Runtime :

    51 min 2 seconds

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