• Film ID:
  • 14111
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=98 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • France.Morocco.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • French.
I SAW BEN BARKA GET KILLED (2005)
(J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka)
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January 1966: in a Paris flat police discover the body of Georges Figon. A year earlier, tired of dodgy deals and petty scams, ex-con Georges Figon had gone in search of something big and, through his underworld connections, had got himself hired as producer for a documentary on de-colonialisation to be written by Marguerite Duras and directed by Georges Franju. The well-known Moroccan dissident Mehdi Ben Barka was to be the film's 'historical advisor', but the whole film project was an elaborate, and ultimately lethal, plan to entrap Barka. A truly gripping re-enactment of yet another dark contemporary chapter in France's non-democratic history.
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