THE I.O.U.

Synopsis

In April 1978, Marc, a pupil at the ENA (a prestigious french school) is on his first work placement at the prefecture in Laon. His first case is immediately thrown into question. It concerns a man, an old African man, who asks today’s Republic of France to honour the debt it incurred by past governments of colonial France. Namely to acknowledge the role of soldiers enrolled against their will to fight for France during terrible European wars.

  • Support location

    Super 16 mm
  • Author

    Erik ORSENNA de l'Académie Française & Jacques FORGEAS
  • Distributor

    AB International
  • Technical team

    Image: Pierre NOVION
    Sound: Bruno CHARIER
    Editing: Jean-Pierre BLOC
    Mixing: Ludovic ESCALLIER
  • Cast

    Damien DORSAZ, André DUSSOLLIER
    Sylvie GRANOTIER, Jacques MATHOU
    James CAMPBELL, Dinara DROUKAROVA

    Original score : Michel PORTAL
    Editions Cinétévé