M/PG | | Crime, Drama, History
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
The fight scene between the two men on the tricycle carrier platform, is performed with music from the soundtrack of Georges Lautner's Pasha (1968), just before the armored truck heist sequence. The soundtrack is named "Batucada Meurtrière", inspired by Brazilian music, and performed by Michel Colombier. It has never been mentioned anywhere, so only careful listening will identify it.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture:
Mildew is prevented by spraying the vines with a solution of copper sulfate. There are two standard remedies: Bordeaux mixture and Burgundy mixture - named after the French provinces famous for its wines. The vines are sprayed three times a year: ...
When the Photo-Journalist is interviewing Dumas the Russian in the café, Dumas mentions a paramilitary force. In the English subtitles this is translated as "a paramilitary farce".
Any resemblance to actual events, to persons living or dead, is not the result of chance. It is DELIBERATE. (Signed by) Jorge Semprún, Costa-Gavras
French, Russian, English
$10,144 (USA) (15 March 2009)
$83,305 (USA) (13 September 2009)
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