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Directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina (1972)
From a screenwritten of Georges Arnaud
Actors : Michel Auclair, Geneviève Page, André Thorent, Julien Guiomar, Jean-Claude Bercq, Keltoum, Sidi Ali Kouiret.
From a screenwritten
of Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
Dialogue : Georges Arnaud (Le salaire de la peur, Les aveux les plus doux)
Picture : Jean Charvein
Music : Philippe Arthuys
Running time : 120 minutes
Procedure : Couleurs
Version : Original subtitled and French.
It’s the War for the Independence. Algeria is approaching some important political events. The Algerian situation will be put on the agenda at United Nations, while big and popular revolts are happening.
The story takes place in the interrogation services of the parachutists, who have arrested an official of the FLN (Front for National Liberation).
The storyline will revolve around two main issues : the attempt to make the official confess, and the conscious problems of parachutist officer, with, in the background, the question :
“Does the end justify the means ? “.