A Captain's Honor

TitleA Captain's Honor
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsSchoendoerffer, Pierre
Running Time117 minutes
Date Released1982
Publication Languagefrench
Abstract

A French widow seeks to rehabilitate her husband's tarnished image after the Algerian War of Independence. After a historian publicly accuses Captain Marcel Caron of torturing Algerians, Nicole Caron sues him. The trial recreates the last two weeks of his life, serving as a larger metaphor to investigate and exonerate the French for committing human rights violations in the former colony. 

Cast

Nicole Garcia

Jacques Perrin

Charles Denner

Georges Wilson

Georges Marchal

Robert Etcheverry

Claude Jade

Jean-François Poron

Hubert Gignoux

Jean Vigny

Christophe Malavoy

Credits

Produced by Georges de Beauregard

Directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer

Written by Pierre Schoendoerffer, Jean-François Chauvel, and Daniel Yonnet

Cinematography by Bernard Lutic

Edited by Michèle Lavigne

Music by Philippe Sarde

Genre

Drama, War

Original PublicationL'honneur d'un capitaine
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