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THE COLONEL

by Laurent Herbiet

synopsis

From the mysterious murder of Colonel Duplan, the story of Guy Rossi, who served under Duplan’s command during Algeria’s war of independence in 1956. From Rossi’s diary, which was anonymously delivered to the French Minister of Defence, there starts an investigation on the young man, who was officially declared "missing in action" at the time. This subsequently brings to light crimes and atrocities committed in Algeria during those years, which were marked by the torture of Arab prisoners and terrorist attacks against the French. Based on the homonymous novel by Francis Zamponi/

international title: The Colonel
original title: Mon colonel
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Laurent Herbiet
release date: FR 15/11/2006, BE 11/07/2007
screenplay: Jean-Claude Grumberg
cast: Olivier Gourmet, Robinson Stévenin, Cécile de France, Bruno Solo, Eric Caravaca, Georges Siatidis, Charles Aznavour, Guillaume Gallienne, Wladimir Yordanoff
cinematography by: Patrick Blossier
film editing: Nicole Berckmans
costumes designer: Edith Vesperini
music: Armand Amar
producer: Michèle Ray-Gavras, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
production: KG Productions, Les Films du Fleuve, Battam Films (FR)
distributor: Pathé Distribution
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