2 user 4 critic

The Time to Die (1970)

Le temps de mourir (original title)
A woman witnesses a video taped murder and is marked for elimination by the killer.


André Farwagi


André Farwagi (screenplay), Alain Morineau (screenplay)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Anna Karina ... La femme sans nom
Bruno Cremer ... Max Topfer
Jean Rochefort ... Hervé Breton
Billy Kearns Billy Kearns ... Helmut
Daniel Moosmann Daniel Moosmann ... Marco
Michel Beaune ... Castagnac
Jacques Debary ... Le médecin
Lara Koski Lara Koski ... L'infirmière
Gaëtan Noël Gaëtan Noël ... L'informaticien
Georges Ser Georges Ser ... Martin
Yanti Somer ... L'hôtesse trop pâle
Catherine Rich Catherine Rich ... Isabelle Breton


A woman witnesses a video taped murder and is marked for elimination by the killer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

french science fiction | See All (1) »


Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller


See all certifications »

User Reviews

strange year 1970
26 October 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Having been watching some rather obscure movies from the late sixties through to the eighties, of late, I have come to the conclusion that around 1970, the French in particular, made some very odd ones. Moon And Midnight was one and this is another. Seemingly low budget yet still able to secure the services of Anna Karina and Jean Rochefort this is described as 'sci-fi tinged'. Maybe, but pretentious would be another apt description. Strangely, having just watched The Lickerish Quartet, this is another film with a found film within that seems to foretell what other participants in the film will partake of. The main problem is that there is no attempt to involve the viewer, other than with repeated imagery, which can end up being more alienating. never mind the appalling soundtrack that crashes all about.

Worth watching only for the lovely Anna Karina and veteran actor, Jean Rochefort in one of his earlier films. I can't imagine either actor got paid for this - strange year 1970 worldwide but in France in particular. We can probably blame the student uprising of a couple of years previous.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

8 July 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Czas umierania See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed