The Colonel (2006 film)

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The Colonel
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Mon colonel
Directed by Laurent Herbiet
Produced by Salem Brahimi
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Michèle Ray-Gavras
Screenplay by Costa-Gavras
Jean-Claude Grumberg
Laurent Herbiet
Based on Mon colonel
by Francis Zamponi
Starring Olivier Gourmet
Robinson Stévenin
Cécile de France
Music by Armand Amar
Cinematography Patrick Blossier
Edited by Nicole Berckmans
K.G. Productions
Les Films du Fleuve
Distributed by Pathé
Release date
  • 11 September 2006 (2006-09-11) (TIFF)
  • 5 November 2006 (2006-11-05) (France)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget € 5.2 million[1]

The Colonel (French: Mon colonel) is a 2006 French-Belgian film directed by Laurent Herbiet based on the novel by Francis Zamponi.


France, 1993. The retired Colonel Raoul Duplan is shot in his home. As the police is baffled, the young army officer Galois leads the investigation. Shortly thereafter, she receives a letter containing some diary pages of a lieutenant who served since 1955 in the Algerian war under the command of Duplan and disappeared in 1957 under mysterious circumstances. Every day Galois receives a continuation of the diary in which Rossi describes in detail his ambivalent relationship to Duplan and his dirty methods. Rossi had to witness even torture and public executions. Eventually Galois recognizes, who shot Duplan.



  1. ^ "Mon colonel". JP's Box-Office. 

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