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.
Costa-Gavras who gave us "Z" now gives us "The Confession"
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My father was the fifth of eight children, son of a railroad man in Moravia under Austro-Hungarian rule. Then he went to Switzerland and in about 1900 emigrated to America. He learned English very quickly. He could recite Whitman poems by heart and pages of Paine and Jefferson. In New York he met my mother, also an emigre. They came back home together. In the First World War, he was a stretcher bearer. Through contact with Russian prisoners, he learned about Bolshevism. From him I first heard ...
Referenced in The Crook
21 Août 68
Written by Giovanni Fusco
, Orchestrated by Jacques Météhen See more