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SARTRE CAMUS: A FRACTURED FRIENDSHIP

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Sartre and Camus, the two most world-famous, 20th century, French writers, form a legendary and inseparable couple. The two extraordinary thinkers propelled the figure of the politically engaged writer into the limelight. Between 1943 and 1951, Sartre and Camus were friends. In 1952, they publically tore each other apart, with violence, panache and in bad faith, largely on account of the cold war.

There were many reasons for their rupture, including literary, philosophical, political and personal ones, as well as divergent deep beliefs, jealousy and resentment. There constitute all the ingredients of an intellectual and fictional drama. The relationship the two iconoclastic thinkers shared was simple yet tormented, and mundane yet out-of-the-ordinary.
 
Their conflict marked generations of intellectuals, who had to choose whether they sided with Sartre or Camus. This film features a multitude of personal accounts, and a previously unaired recording of Sartre talking about Camus. It is centred round many previously unseen archive images, and contains original graphics.

Director(s) : CALMETTES (Joel)

Producer(s) : CHILOE PRODUCTIONS

Production Year : 2014
Language(s) : English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.