The Lives of Albert Camus

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The Lives of Albert Camus

nobel prize interview biography portrait algeria philosopher based on archive french writer camus

The Lives of Albert Camus

Release Date: January 22, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «A struck hero. An interrupted fate. This is how Albert Camus is told, 60 years after his disappearance, by Philippe Torreton in the film by Georges-Marc Benamou. At ground level, in order to see him revive, move, love and fight.»
Genres    :   Documentary, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Siècle Productions, France Télévisions
Director    :   Georges-Marc Benamou
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Writers    :   Georges-Marc Benamou
RunTime    :   98 mins.

Albert Camus died at 46 years old on January 4, 1960, two years after his Nobel Prize in literature. Author of “L'Etranger”, one of the most widely read novels in the world, philosopher of the absurd and of revolt, resistant, journalist, playwright, Albert Camus had an extraordinary destiny. Child of the poor districts of Algiers, tuberculosis patient, orphan of father, son of an illiterate and deaf mother, he tore himself away from his condition thanks to his teacher. French from Algeria, he never ceased to fight for equality with the Arabs and the Kabyle, while fearing the Independence of the FLN. Founded on restored and colorized archives, and first-hand accounts, this documentary attempts to paint the portrait of Camus as he was.


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