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The Confession ()

L'aveu (original title)
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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 more »

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Gérard
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Lise
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Kohoutek
Michel Vitold ...
Smola
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Boss of factory
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Secret policeman
Monique Chaumette
Guy Mairesse ...
Le médecin
Marc Eyraud ...
Un politique
Gérard Darrieu ...
Un policier
Charles Moulin
Georges Aubert ...
Tonda
André Cellier
Pierre Delaval
William Jacques
Henri Marteau
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L'accusateur
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Un ami communiste
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L'avocat
Marc Bonseignour
Thierry Bosc
Jean-Paul Cisife
Marcel Cuvelier ...
Josef Pavel
Pierre Decazes
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(as Basile Diamantopoulos)
Jacques Emin
Pierre Eyraud
Jean-François Gobbi
Maurice Jacquemont
Jean-Pierre Janic
Patrick Lancelot ...
L'interrogateur
Jean Lescot ...
Un policier
François Marthouret ...
Un policier
Pierre Moncorbier ...
Le président
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Jaretzki
Jacques Rispal ...
L'ancien secrétaire
Paul Savatier
Claude Vernier ...
Bedrich
Pierre Vielhescaze
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Arian ...
Un avocat
Jacques Chevalier ...
Un journaliste
André Falcon
Jacques Marbeuf ...
Un assesseur

Directed by

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Costa-Gavras

Written by

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Lise London ... (book) &
Artur London ... (book)
 
Jorge Semprún ... (adaptation) (as Jorge Semprun)
 
Jorge Semprún ... (dialogue) (as Jorge Semprun)

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Robert Dorfmann ... producer
Bertrand Javal ... producer

Music by

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Giovanni Fusco

Cinematography by

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Raoul Coutard

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Françoise Bonnot

Production Design by

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Bernard Evein

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Alex Archambault ... hair stylist
Maud Begon ... makeup artist

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Gérard Crosnier ... unit manager
Claude Hauser ... production manager

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Alain Corneau ... assistant director

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William Robert Sivel ... sound

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Georges Liron ... camera operator
Chris Marker ... still photographer
Yves Mirkine ... still photographer

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Jacques Météhen ... conductor

Other crew

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Jean Fouchet ... titles designer
Monique Herran ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

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" See more »
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Also Known As
  • La confessione (Italy)
  • The Confession (United States)
  • The Confession (World-wide, English title)
  • The Confession (United Kingdom)
  • La confesión (Spain)
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  • 139 min
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Trivia Italian censorship visa #56884 dated 21 September 1970. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Montand à la rencontre de Pagnol (1986). See more »
Soundtracks L'Aveu (Générique) See more »
Quotes A.L.: [on hearing that a traitor was discovered in the Party] I hope the tree isn't hiding the forest.
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