Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Writer: Lise London, Artur London, Jorge Semprún
Stars: Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Michel Vitold, Jean Bouise
Countries: France, Italy
Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. We are shown the mental tortures during the investigation and how a faithful top-ranking civil servant is made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Czechoslovakian communist Artur London.