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The Confession (1970)

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Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. ... See full summary »

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Gérard
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Lise
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Kohoutek
Michel Vitold ...
Smola
Jean Bouise ...
Boss of factory
László Szabó ...
Secret policeman
Monique Chaumette
Guy Mairesse ...
Le médecin
Marc Eyraud ...
Un politique
Gérard Darrieu ...
Un policier
Gilles Ségal
Charles Moulin
Nicole Vervil
Georges Aubert ...
Tonda
André Cellier
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Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. Will be shown the mental tortures during the investigations and how a faithful top-ranking civil servant is made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Czechoslovakian communist Artur London. Written by Yepok

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The film was restored in 2014 by KG Productions with the support of the CNC under the supervision of Costa-Gavras by Éclair Group for the image and L.E. Diapason for the sound. See more »

Quotes

A.L.: They're going to hang me. They'll make me disappear, like Wagner is Moscow. They will say I commited suicide for having too many regrets.
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Featured in Costa Gavras and Peter Cowie on 'State of Siege' (2015) See more »

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Thème de Gérard
Written by Giovanni Fusco, Orchestrated by Jacques Métehen
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excellent movie and excellent book.
8 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw that movie many years ago in Germany. Later I saw again the movie in TV in Movies in Time. Since then I am looking all over the internet in order to buy it but it is not possible to find where to buy it. It looks to me that it is a shame that such a good movie disappears and nobody else can see the farce of communism and how these regimes lie to the entire world. If somebody knows where I can buy this movie please e-mail to me. Thanks Sergio. Artur London begin his Book: to my companions of misfortune who where executed although innocent or who died in prison. To all the innocent victims of the trials. To all those friends,known or unknown, who fought and who gave their lives in the hope of achieving a better world. To all those who carry on the struggle to restore humanity to socialism.


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