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The Judge and the Assassin

The Judge and the Assassin

A Feature film by Bertrand Tavernier

Produced by Lira Films

Release in France : 10/03/1976


    France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier, a former Sergeant in the French military, shoots his beloved and attempts to kill himself. Having survived with two bullets in his brain, he is released from the Dole medical facility, a place of mental and physical filthiness. Then begins a five-year period of wandering on the roads of the South East of France, during which Bouvier rapes and eventually kills two dozen defenseless shepherds and farm servants of both sexes. Judge Rousseau thinks this case would help his career as a right wing politician and therefore issues warrants of arrests to find any hobo fitting the description. But if Bouvier was declared insane, the Judge's plan may become a trap...

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    Actors (32)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Lira Films

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (19)

    Adaptation :

    Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost

    Producer :

    Raymond Danon

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Desrois

    Assistant Operators :

    Richard Andry, Jean-Francis Gondre

    Editor :

    Armand Psenny

    Production Designer :

    Antoine Roman

    Singer :

    Jean-Roger Caussimon

    Sound Mixer :

    Maurice Gilbert

    Location Manager :

    René Brun

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier

    Line Producer :

    Ralph Baum

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre-William Glenn

    Sound Assistant :

    Alain David

    Production Manager :

    André Hoss

    Continuity supervisor :

    Alice Ziller

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Moreau

    Still Photographer :

    Étienne George

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 8 min

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