Colonel Berger

Data sheet - Synopsis

Year : 2012

Length : 33 min

Language : French
(English subtitles)

Film format : HD, 16:9, Stéréo

Broadcast medium : DCP, DVD

Producers : Lemons productions

Visa : 132541

Supports : CNAP, Centre André Malraux de Sarajevo

Director : Louise Traon

Synopsis :

Before going back to France, Colonel Berger looks at the Markale market through the window for the last time. From here, he saw the deadliest massacre of civilians committed by the Army of Republika Srpska. He lives with the memories of a war that even the inhabitants of Sarajevo begin to forget. He is linked to this city, like to a woman.

The director

Louise Traon

Louise Traon was born in Paris in 1985. After studying modern Litterature, she directed her first film, Peau d’ours, a documentary essay about the writer Henri Calet. With this film, she ran away from TV reportage to choose a sensitive cinema, always searching new forms. Following this guideline, she made several projects, always between documentary and fiction. She wants to record reality through staging a point of view. After a journey to Sarajevo (at the André Malraux Center), she wrote a short film : Sarajevo's Garden. Before shooting, she asked the painter Thoma Vuille (who also went in Sarajevo) to draw those images that a scenario cannot perfectly transmit. Sarajevo is a current topic in her artistic creations, such as in her short documentary film Colonel Berger. In 2014, she made a more intimist film, White Gloves, about the editing of the last film by Manoel de Oliveira. In this documentary, she portrays the cineast and his editor while building a though about her childhood's cinema disappearance.

Distribution - Festivals

Distribution : Novanima productions


Festivals :

Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne, Villeurbanne, 2012


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