L’ inconnu de Collegno

  • 50'
  • France
  • 2019

Sitting at a table in an empty room, a man listens to an interrogation tape. It relates to how the man was found in Turin, doesn’t know his name and was locked away in a psychiatric institution. Characters from his possible past are used to find out who he is. He is taciturn, mumbles an answer now and then, and gives the impression that he actually knows some of the details, but quickly forgets others. We are shown photos of places where he may have been and follow him being given a number of simple language and maths tests which the detective employs to solve this mystery.

Maïder Fortuné adapted a real story from the 1930s that fascinated Italy in the Mussolini era. She takes us into the labyrinth of a damaged memory, thereby highlighting the mystery of identity and the conflict between scientific knowledge and faith.

Director
Maïder Fortuné
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
France
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
50'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Stranger of Collegno
Language
French
Producer
Olivier Marboeuf
Production Company
Spectre Productions
Sales
Spectre Productions
Screenplay
Maïder Fortuné
Cinematography
Vincent Pinckaers
Editor
Stéphane Elmadjan
Sound Design
Simon Apostolou
Music
Kinda Hassan