I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed
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I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed
The kidnapping and assassination of Moroccan political activist Mehdi Ben Barka, fictionalized in Yves Boisset's L'Attentat in 1972, gets a more historically accurate treatment in Serge Le Péron's noirish docudrama, the tabloid-headline-titled I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed. The film is narrated by cynical ex-con Georges Figon (Charles Berling), whose dead body is shown at the film's opening. Figon talks about the heady times, as newsreel footage of the civil rights movement and the anti-colonial uprisings of the 1960s is shown. In flashbacks, Figon wants to be a film producer, and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"a thrilling docudrama in which all the mystery, scandal and conspiracy behind an unsolved political abduction from 1965 are imaginatively refashioned as Melvillean noir."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
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