30.09. - 09.10.2021

38 Witnesses Belgium, France 2012 | 104 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Lucas Belvaux

Lucas Belvaux (*1961) showed his film 38 Witnesses at Filmfest Hamburg 2012. As an actor, the Belgian appeared in films by Jacques Rivette, Olivier Assayas and Claude Chabrol. He celebrated his breakthrough as a director with the trilogy On the Run, An Amazing Couple and Afterlife (all 2002).

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A young woman is brutally murdered in the early hours of the morning in a street in Le Havre. Although it seems impossible, there are no witnesses, no-one admits to having seen or heard anything. Pierre also claims he was not at home that night, but was working in the harbour. His partner Louise returns from a business trip the next day and soon notices something wrong. It turns out that Pierre did hear and see something after all. And not just Pierre, but 37 other people too. Out of shame, he decides to confess - which causes trouble with the other witnesses.
Original title: 38 Témoins
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Lucas Belvaux
Screenplay: Lucas Belvaux based on a novel by Didier Decoin
Cast: Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton, Nicole Garcia
Producer: Patrick Sobelman, Patrick Quinet, Yvan Attal
Director of Photography: Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille
Music: Arne Van Dongen
Production Design: Frédérique Belvaux
Editor: Ludo Troch
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Distribution
Production: Agat Films & Cie; Artémis Productions; Films sous influence


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