The Lives of Albert Camus (2020)

U 01/22/2020 (FR) DocumentaryTV Movie 1h 38m
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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.


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.

  1. Georges-Marc Benamou

    Author, Director

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  1. Philippe Torreton

    Philippe Torreton


  2. Albert Camus

    Albert Camus

    Himself (archive footage)

  3. Michel Bouquet

    Michel Bouquet


  4. Catherine Camus


  5. Francine Faure

    Herself (archive footage)

  6. María Casares

    María Casares

    Herself (archive footage)

  7. Chloé Réjon

    Chloé Réjon


  8. Max-Pol Fouchet

    Himself (archive footage)

  9. Blanche Balain

    Herself (archive footage)

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The Lives of Albert Camus
The Lives of Albert Camus

Original Title Les vies d'Albert Camus

Status Released

Original Language French

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