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MISSAK MANOUCHIAN, une esquisse de portrait

Film
Film
Langue: 
French
Production country: 
France
Running time (In minutes): 
97
Theme: 
War
Category/Format: 
Documentaries
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Production year: 
January, 2012
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Michel IONASCU is born in 1953 in the suburbs of Paris. In 1969 his father offered him a Super-8 camera to film his return in his country, Romania.
In 1978, he realised several documentaries in South America to describe the social and political reality in Nicaragua (Nicaragua Sandinista, 1981), in Peru (Acomayo : countrymen or terrorists ?, 1983), (Titicaca, 1984), and in Chile (A land for dreaming ?,1985).
After that, Michel Ionascu went through fiction movies which allow him to create a personal style : a thriller (A Strange Day, 1985), an historical fiction (The Witness, 1988) and a portrait of Missak Manouchian, hero of the French Resistance (The Crystal man, 1989) bought by the Vidéothèque de Paris.
In 1990, with the Arscipro film school, he directed a short film (The General) in which he wrote the script and the dialogues from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s book. The same year, he is sound engineer on the shooting, in Tunisia, of Pablo Cesar’s second feature film (Equinoccio, the Roses Garden).
In 1995, he is one of the creators of the Railwaymen and Cinema Association called « Those of the Track » which honour president is nobody but Henri Alekan himself. The Association gives every year two prices, the Golden Rails (Short and feature films) at the Cannes Film Festival in the International Critical Week.
Then, he shots two short films : the first one about the experience of the amateur and familial cinema (The unexpected Track, 1996), the other one tells the history of a railwaymen group who love cinema in the Cannes Film Festival (The Search of the Golden Track, 1998). He directed a short film in 35m/m called Extreme Hasard and then The Appoggiatura Manifest in 2005, a thirty five minutes running time fiction film with the Rumanian actress Rona Hartner in the main role. In 2008, he realised a documentary on the railway track built by the Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica and a humoristic fiction in Romania called Noroc Express.
Michel Ionascu is also Doctor of Paris Cinema University. His thesis was published in 2001 (Railwaymen and cinema) and in 2010, he wrote a book of thirteen short novels (Secret passages). He is also the author of poetry and wrote numerous papers about cinema and working class. He just finished a new documentary about Missak Manaouchian

Film director: 
Michel IONASCU
Producer: 
Zongo Cinema
Screenplay: 
Michel IONASCU
Editing: 
Michel IONASCU, Laurent HUET
Film photographer: 
Michel IONASCU, Laurent HUET
Music: 
Narrow haze, Le Projet Ionasch
Cast 1: 
Arsène TCHAKARIAN
Cast 2: 
Henri KARAYAN
Cast 3: 
Didier DAENINCKX
Cast 4: 
Julien LAUPRÊTRE
Cast 5: 
Raymond AUBRAC
Film synopsis: 
Missak MANOUCHIAN, hero of French Resistance, is shot by the Germans in February 1944. Impassioned by Art and Culture, quartered between Reality and Imaginary, History will not leave time to be himself, to live his own life. Testimonys of his comrades in arms bring us today a new lighting on the moral nobility of this important man and on the topicality of his fight.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Mini DV
Format Ratio: 
16/9
Film Sound: 
Dolby A
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Sales/distribution name: 
Zongo Cinema
Address: 
210 rue de Crimée 75019 PARIS (France)
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Zongo Cinema
publicity address: 
210 rue de Crimée 75019 PARIS
Trailer availble: 
yes
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