L'Aveu Poster

Release Date: 1970

PG|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
In 1950s communist Czechoslovakia, government minister Artur London (Yves Montand), a war veteran who has long been a loyal party man, leads a relatively comfortable life with wife, Lise (Simone Signoret). However, he soon finds himself under surveillance, then under arrest. He has no idea what his offense is, but agents for the totalitarian regime interrogate and torture him, aiming to use their unending power to gain a false confession for supposed crimes against the state.

Cast: Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Michel Vitold, Jean Bouise

Director: Costa-Gavras

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Les Films Pomereu, Selenia Cinematografica, Fono Roma, Les films Corona

Keywords: Tense, Escape, 1950s, Sacrifice, Prison, Dark, Wife


Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)