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The Statement (2003)

 -  Thriller | Drama  -  27 February 2004 (UK)
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Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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Pierre Brossard
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Annemarie Livi
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Colonel Roux
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Armand Bertier
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Nicole
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Old Man
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Pochon
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Commissaire Vionnet
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Le Moyne
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David Manenbaum
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Michael Levy
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Inspector Cholet
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Cardinal of Lyon
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Father Patrice
David de Keyser ...
Dom André (as David De Keyser)
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Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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At the end of World War II, many of those involved in war crimes were prosecuted. Some got away. Until now.

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Thriller | Drama

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Release Date:

27 February 2004 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,220 (USA) (12 December 2003)

Gross:

$763,044 (USA) (26 March 2004)
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Alan Bates' final theatrical film appearance. See more »

Goofs

When Brossard searches the killer's wallet, we can see 500 francs banknotes with the head of Pierre and Marie Curie. This kind of banknote was released in 1994 and the action takes place in April 1992. See more »

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Features Only You (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Le chemin des forains
Performed by Baguette Quartette
Written by Jean Andre Brun & Henri Pierre Poupard
Published by G. Schirmer Inc., administered by Music Sales Corporation
Courtesy of Baguette Quartette
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Kudos to Jewison for an important, intelligent film. Someone I know who hadn't been to the cinema in decades saw The Statement last week and has had his faith in film restored by this movie.
30 December 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Kudos to Jewison for an important, intelligent film. Someone I know who hadn't been to the cinema in decades saw The Statement last week and has had his faith in film restored by this movie.

I can't understand why newspaper critics focussed on the fact that French accents weren't used. I find that some directors, not this one, try to add in accents where they are not at all necessary. After all, the "real" characters merely spoke their language, and didn't have "foreign accents". As an English and French speaker, I find the use of accents in other films (that is, where the real character would not have spoken with a "foreign" accent, but in his or her own language) to be provincial at best and distracting at worst. The director is from Canada - as an intelligent person which we can assume he is based on his brilliant career, he would understand the importance of not adding in accents where they would not naturally have occurred.


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