I SAW BEN BARKA GET KILLED
J'AI VU TUER BEN BARKA

A film by Serge LE PERON

2005 France - Thriller

synopsis

Early 1965, the journalist Georges Figon, riddled with debt, is offered a strange assignment: a crime organisation offers him to produce a documentary about decolonisation. Marguerite Duras would write the commentary and Georges Franju would direct. A certain Mehdi Ben Barka would be hired as historical consultant. But the film turns out to be a trap: Ben Barka is arrested. The affair gains amplitude and becomes a political scandal.

  • cast

    • Charles Berling (George Figon)
    • Simon Abkarian (Mehdi Ben Barka)
    • Josiane Balasko (Marguerite Duras)
    • Jean-Pierre Léaud (Georges Franju)
    • Fabienne Babe (Anne-Marie)
  • crew

    • Production
    • Gilles Sandoz (Maia Films)
    • Screenplay
    • Serge Le Péron
    • Screenplay
    • Sa Smihi
    • Screenplay
    • Frédérique Moreau
    • Cinematography
    • Christophe Pollock
    • Editing
    • Janice Jones
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 101 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85

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Domestic release :
2005-11-02 Rezo