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The Question

The Question

A Feature film by Laurent Heynemann

Produced by Z Productions, Rush Productions

Release in France : 04/05/1977

    Synopsis

    Charlegue (Jacques Denis) is a small-time publisher who ran a left-wing newspaper in Algeria and worked in support of that country's independence movement. When the country is taken over by right-wing French military types in the 1950s, he is forced to go underground. The country's rulers eventually capture him, imprison him, and subject him to brutal torture. Despite this, he maintains his morale and even manages to smuggle out a book about his experiences. When the book is published in France, it provokes cries of outrage against the regime in Algeria. This movie is based on Henri Alleg's best-selling autobiographical book.

    Actors (51)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Z Productions, Rush Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Cinexport, Wide

    Co-production :

    Little Bear

    French distributors :

    Eurozoom, Planfilm

    Photos

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Serge Breton

    Author of original work :

    Henri Alleg

    Screenwriters :

    Laurent Heynemann, Claude Veillot

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Desrois

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Denise Breton

    Assistant editors :

    Ariane Boeglin, Sophie Cornu

    Production Designer :

    Pierre Camus

    Foley artist :

    Jean-Pierre Lelong

    French distributor :

    Amel Lacombe

    Still Photographer :

    Moune Jamet

    Assistant directors :

    Sébastien Grall, Claude Othnin-Girard

    Associate producers :

    Claude Guedj, Bertrand Tavernier

    Director of Photography :

    Alain Levent

    Production manager :

    Brigitte Grynblat

    Editor :

    Armand Psenny

    Continuity supervisor :

    Kathleen Fonmarty

    Music Composer :

    Antoine Duhamel

    Costume designer :

    Renée Renard

    Sound Mixer :

    Maurice Gilbert

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    War

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1977

    French release :

    04/05/1977

    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    46506

    Visa issue date :

    28/06/1982

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono