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Nissim says Max

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Two sons, Pierre and Vladimir, question their father, Max Léon, about his biography in a domestic environment. What could be a simple family chat expands to the complex dimensions of history, since his life is that of a certain destiny, first involved in the resistance, then as a major activist in the Communist Party. The two archivists widen the circle to listen to the testimonies of their mother, Svettlana, their sister, Michèle, and other witnesses, comrades in utopia: Jacques Rossi, a former Komintern agent deported to the Gulag, and Marina Vlady, who lived in the USSR in the 1930s and was the wife of the protest singer Vladimir Vyssotsky. History is filtered through conversations that do not exclude silence or questioning. – FIDMarseille


  • Original Title
    Nissim dit Max
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Max, Svetlana, Michèle, Pierre and Vladimir Léon, Jacques Rossi, Marina Vlady
  • Cinematography
    Sébastien Buchmann
  • Sound
    David Rit, Martin Sadoux
  • Runtime
    84 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • FID Marseille 2003 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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