The Red Sweater (1979)

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A film version of author Gilles Perrault's best-selling book about the 1976 trial and execution of Christian Ranucci, the youth who was convicted with extremely inconclusive evidence of ... See full summary »


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Michel Drach


Gilles Perrault (based on the novel by), Michel Drach (adaptation), Ariane Litaize (adaptation), Michel Drach (dialogue)

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7 August 2005 | dbdumonteil
| Drach's much debated movie....
When the movie was released ,it was much debated .Death penalty was such a difficult subject that there was a general outcry.It was two years before its abolishment by François Mitterrand.But the movie was never broadcast on any channel and seems to scare everybody ,even today,when a lot of people are still for capital punishment-one of the far right-wing warhorses- Michel Drach 's film was not that much new ,even if it dealt with a true story (but like the Barbara Graham affair in Robert Wise's "I want to live" ,many things remain in obscurity) .Actually he stepped into André Cayatte's shoes ("Nous sommes tous des assassins",1952) or even Jose Giovanni's ("deux hommes dans la ville" ,1972).

Drach's greatest merit was to have tackled a well-known affair and ,knowing the risks he was taking ,to have had the guts to see it through.There are no stars in this film,and it's better that way.

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7 November 1979



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