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He Who Must Die

He Who Must Die

A Feature film by Jules Dassin

Produced by Indusfilms, Filmsonor Marceau, Cinétel

Release in France : 04/05/1957


    Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. The leading citizens of the town, under the auspices of the Patriarch, choose those that will play the parts in the Passion. A stuttering shepherd is chosen to play Jesus. The town butcher (who wanted to be Jesus) is chosen as Judas. The town prostitute is chosen as Mary Magdalene. The rest of the disciples are also chosen. As the movie unfolds, the Passion Play becomes a reality. A group of villagers, uprooted by the war and impoverished, arrive at the village led by their priest. The wealthier citizens of the town want nothing with these people and manipulate a massacre. In the context of the 1920's each of the characters plays out their biblical role in actuality.

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Indusfilms, Filmsonor Marceau, Cinétel

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    Da Ma Produzione

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Henri Bérard

    Dialogue Writer :

    André Obey

    Associate producers :

    Robert Gascuel, Georges Lourau

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Calvet

    Production managers :

    Wilhelm Bérard, Yves Laplanche

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    Georges Auric

    Adaptation :

    Ben Barzman, Jules Dassin

    Author of original work :

    Nikos Kazantzakis

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Natteau

    Camera Operator :

    Gilbert Chain

    Editors :

    Roger Dwyre, Pierre Gillette

    Production Designer :

    Max Douy

    Costume designer :

    Christiane Coste

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Runtime :

    2 h 6 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (3)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1957

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1957)


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