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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

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The Oath of Tobruk

Bernard-HENRI LÉVY

  • France
  • 2012
  • 106min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

The Oath of Tobruk is first of all a human adventure. It is the story of a handful of men who decided to travel to Libya to cover a war and quickly went from being spectators to becoming actors in the war. In the forefront was Bernard-Henri Levy, for whom the victory of the Libyan people over Muammar Gaddafi, the dictator who had oppressed them for four decades, became the fulfillment of 40 years of activism from Afghanistan to Darfur, from Bangladesh to Bosnia, and beyond. The story continued for six months, with ups and downs on all fronts, until the tyrant fell. It then continued for eight more months in an editing studio and in numerous voyages (to the United States, Dubai, Dakar, Istanbul, London, and Jerusalem) in the search for testimonials from other actors in that war - Libyans, Americans, French, Senegalese; pilots, prime ministers, and leaders of the National Transitional Council that leads Libya today. The Oath of Tobruk shows us war from the inside, as if it were ‘the making of the revolution in Libya’. It depicts war as it has never been seen before, because the maker of the film became not only a participant in the war, but one of its major figures. That is what makes The Oath of Tobruk an exceptional work. (François MARGOLIN)

Review

Director

  • Bernard-HENRI LÉVY

    Philosopher, novelist, columnist for Le Point and international newspapers and magazines, human rights activist, and committed intellectual, BernardHenri Lévy has directed or codirected several documentaries, including a TV documentary The Adventures of Freedom in 1990. His film Bosna! was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.  The Oath of Tobruk (2012) Bosna! (1994) A Day in the Death of Sarajevo (1993) The Adventures of Freedom (1990)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerFrancois MARGOLIN
  • Cinematography Marc ROUSSEL
  • Editor Vojetch JANYSKA
  • Sound Camille LOTTEAU, Laurent JAIS

Production Company / Distributor / Sales

Production Company  Margo Cinema 

Distributor/Sales  Rezo Films

Address  29 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière 75009 Paris, France

Tel  33 1 42 46 46 30

E-mail  infosrezo@rezofilms.com​