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Codine (1962)

Codin (1962)

103 min. - Drama - AG - 17.09.1963

Synopsis: An ex-convict struggles to survive by brute force alone in a turn-of-the-century slum in Braila. Codine (Alexandre Virgil Platon) is the thug who served 10 years for murdering a friend. He returns home to his miserly mother, whose penny-pinching ways infuriate her son. A young boy looks up to Codine, and through the man's eyes he sees the economic and social injustices from an adult perspective. When Codine kills another man who violated his trust, his mother becomes more unhinged and paranoid. Thinking her son will steal her hoarded money, she plots to kill her only son. The impressionable child watches in horror and amazement at the cruel machinations of the adult work that surrounds him. Adaptation from the novel „Codin” by Panait Istrati.

Director: Henri Colpi

Writer: Henri Colpi, Yves Jamiaque, Dumitru Carabăț

Stars: Alexandru Virgil Platon, Răzvan Petrescu, Françoise Brion


Alexandru Virgil Platon Codin
Codine (1962) Răzvan Petrescu Adrian Zografi, copil
Codine (1962) Françoise Brion Irina
Codine (1962) Nelly Borgeaud Joița
Codine (1962) Maurice Sarfati Alexe
Codine (1962) Germaine Kerjean Anastasia
Eliza Petrăchescu Catrina
Dorin Dron Ștefan
Codine (1962) Victor Moldovan Anton
Mihai Mereuţă Omul cu sacul
Mișu Fotino „Cotoiul”
Codine (1962) Voicu Sabău Adrian Zografi, matur
Graziela Albini Anghelina
Eugenia Bosînceanu Mara
Codine (1962) Nicolae Budescu Bețivul
Codine (1962) Constantin Stoica Ion
Ion Anghel An orderly
Gabriel Oseciuc Blonde kid



Henri Colpi

Screenplay by

Henri Colpi

Yves Jamiaque

Dumitru Carabăţ

Cinematography by

Marcel Weiss

Adolphe Charlet

Ștefan Horvath

Music Department
Theodor Grigoriu

Film Editing by

Jasmine Chasney

Gabriela Nasta

Production Design by
Marcel Bogos

Costume Design by
Ileana Oroveanu

Sound by
Dan Ionescu

Jean-Claude Marchetti