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Betrayal (1993)
Trahir (original title)
Fiction, 103 min
 
Production countries   France,Switzerland,Spain,Romania
Languages   French,Romanian
Director   Radu Mihaileanu
Scriptwriters   Radu Mihaileanu, Laurent Moussard
Producer   Sylvain Bursztejn
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drama, History
 
   
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Plot
After World War II, Romania was swiftly integrated into the Soviet empire, but not before journalist George Vlaicu (Johan Leysen) could write and disseminate an article decrying the death of democracy. He spends eleven years in prison, emerging in 1959 after a secret policeman promises him that, if he will write a weekly summary of the events of his life (which need not include anything the policeman doesn't already know), he can go free. He goes on to become a nationally celebrated poet after marrying the woman who typed his postwar protest. Eventually, a number of incidents make him realize that his reports to the police have been used to further the government's persecution of his friends, and he makes plans to defect.
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Mono
Aspect ratio   1.85:1
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
 
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