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The Confession (1970)

L'aveu (original title)
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 »

Director:

Costa-Gavras

Writers:

Lise London (book), Artur London (book) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... Gérard
Simone Signoret ... Lise
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Kohoutek
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... Smola
Jean Bouise ... Boss of factory
László Szabó ... Secret policeman
Monique Chaumette
Guy Mairesse Guy Mairesse ... Le médecin
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... Un politique
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... Un policier
Gilles Ségal
Charles Moulin Charles Moulin
Nicole Vervil
Georges Aubert Georges Aubert ... Tonda
André Cellier André Cellier
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Storyline

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. We are shown the mental tortures during the investigation 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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Taglines:

Costa-Gavras who gave us "Z" now gives us "The Confession"


Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

9 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Confession See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Prison Guard: Let's hear you! What are your requests and complaints?
A.L.: I want to see a party official.
Prison Guard: Identify yourself!
A.L.: Undersecretary of...
Prison Guard: You're nobody! What's your number? Number! You're 3325. We'll be back when you know that. Walk!
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Soundtracks

Thème de Gérard
Written by Giovanni Fusco, Orchestrated by Jacques Météhen
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excellent movie and excellent book.
8 May 2005 | by cc1698See 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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