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RESOLUTION 819

by Giacomo Battiato

synopsis

The United Nations’ Resolution of the title was adopted by the UN Security Council to verify and condemn crimes against humanity perpetrated during the Balkans Conflict, after the independence of Bosnia Herzegovina. With this mandate, the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague sends volunteer French police officer Jacques Calvez to Srebrenica to find evidence of the genocide carried out by the Bosnian Serbs. Six years of research with the support of an international team, hampered by countless obstacles, will lead Calvez to institute the proceedings that today see accusations filed against Karadzic and Mladic.

original title: Resolution 819
country: France, Italy, Poland
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Giacomo Battiato
cast: Benoît Magimel, Hyppolite Girardot, Karolina Gruszka
cinematography by: Igor Luther
film editing: Diane Logan
producer: Georges Campana, Piotr Adamczyk
production: Canal+, Breakout Films, Aperto Films
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