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52nd edition


Fortnight 1998, Feature film, 1 h 50


« The necessity of salvaging these militants, both anonymous and famous, from the trash bin of History. » The action takes place in two different time periods, 1938 and 1989. Alfred Katz is a young Trotskyist torn between his passion for Mila, a model and surrealist muse, and his political activities, which are undermined by the Stalinist purges. He is assassinated after being betrayed by his best friend, a militant communist who will bear the burden of guilt until the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. Only Vaclav Havel’s rise to power in Czecho-slovakia could have given him some hope…


Gilles Bourdos

Born in France, Gilles Bourdos made 3 short films. Un cadeau de Noël was co-directed with Michel Spinosa. L’éternelle Idole and Relâche were awarded; Relâche released and Gilles Bourdos made his first feature: Disparus.

Anouk Grinberg
Brigitte Catillon
Frédéric Pierrot
Grégoire Colin
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo
Michel Duchaussoy
Redjep Mitrovitsa
Xavier Beauvois
Yves Robert

Gilles Bourdos, Brigitte Catillon, Michel Spinosa, d’après ”Nous cheminons entourés de fantômes aux fronts troués” de Jean-François Vilar

Antoine Roch

Pierre Mertens

Emmanuelle Castro

Éric Le Lann

Set decoration
Benoît Barouh

Production : Persona Films, 62 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France, Tél. : (33) 1 43 25 67 26 Fax : (33) 1 43 26 06 14 – Les Productions Crittin-Thiébaud SA (Suisse) – Télévision Suisse Romande Vente à l’étranger : Films Distribution, 7 rue Daunou, 75002 Paris, France, Tél. : (33) 1 42 92 00 12 Fax : (33) 1 42 92 00 21