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Comme des lions de pierre à l'entrée de la nuit

Comme des lions de pierre à l'entrée de la nuit

A Feature film by Olivier Zuchuat

Produced by Amip

Release in France : 15/01/2014


    Between 1947 and 1950, more than 80,000 Greek citizens were interned on the island of Makronissos in re-education camps aimed at fighting "against the expansion of communism." May writers and poets were among the deported, including Yannis Ritsos and Tassos Livaditis.
    Despite deprivation and torture, these exiled people managed to write poems describing their survival in this concentration camp world. These texts, some of which were buriend in bottles in the camp grounds, have been rediscovered.
    Comme des lions de pierre à l’entrée de la nuit combines these poetic writings with the re-education texts that were constantly broadcast through the camp loudspeakers. Long dolly shots, like hypnotic movements, wander through the camp ruins and "collide" with archive photos.
    An essay film that brings alive the memory of forgotten ruins and a lost battle.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :


    Foreign production companies :

    Prince Film, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

    Co-production :

    Les Films du Mélangeur

    French distribution :

    Hevadis Films

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Xavier Carniaux

    Foreign producers :

    Pierre-Alain Meier, Thanos Anastopoulos

    Director of Photography :

    Olivier Zuchuat

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chloé Lorenzi

    Sound editors :

    Vincent Montrobert, Julien Bourdeau

    Sound Mixer :

    Denis Séchaud

    Assistant director :

    Eleni Gioti

    Co-producer :

    Olivier Zuchuat

    Sound Recordist :

    Aris Athanassopoulos

    Editor :

    Olivier Zuchuat

    Grader :

    Ulrich Fischer

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Greek, French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland, Greece

    Original French-language productions :


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    Runtime :

    1 h 27 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1