Credo. 1983. France. Directed by Jacques Deray. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nicole Courcel, Bernard Haller. In French; English subtitles. 90 min.
An intense drama by screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and policier specialist Jacques Deray (see also The Swimming Pool and The Outside Man in this retrospective), Credo is based on an actual Cold War incident in which a Ukrainian prisoner of conscience was forced to defend his Christian faith while under Soviet interrogation. Neglected since its only broadcast on French television in 1983, this terrific rediscovery went unseen even by its star, Jean-Louis Trintignant, until filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier presented it at the 2017 Lumière Film Festival.
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