Additional information for The Witnesses (Les témoins), which has a domestic theatrical release set for March 7, 2007. The film is being distributed by Strand Releasing and has not yet been rated. The Witnesses (Les témoins) has a total running time of 112 minutes.
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Paris, 1984: A group of friends contend with the first outbreak of the AIDS epidemic.
This story covers the overlapping stories of a group of French Parisiens who discover the reality of the Aids epidemic through their complex relations with a young man; Manu.
The story unfolds through the complex interactions arranged as scenes as they interact with the character Manu as Sister, Lover, Friend, confidante and even rival as their already difficult relationships become crystallised by his premature diagnosis and inevitably demise.
Each character has their life priorities questioned and they are forced into re-evaluation of the very basic tenets to which they had hitherto held self evident. The Doctor calls Manu his "Eros" and this self deprecating and lonely man is infused with vicarious energy at the simple prescence of this charasmatic individual who with devastating simplicity wins over the cynical underworld of sexplotation and their even harder protagonists in the shape of the Chief of Police.
He is inviolate,kind, demonstrative and unafraid and takes joy in the simple pleasures of life until he must deal with the horror of his prognosis.
Numerous sub stories link the individual struggles of characters to exist, to create, to advance their careers and even to crusade with Manu the keystone enabling these stories to provide context for this thoughtful retrospective of the reality of the mindset at the beginning of this "war" against AIDS.
The Witnesses (Les témoins)
No theatrical release dates have been decided.
This film does not have a selected cast.
Other Films from Strand Releasing
All the Rage, Bluebeard, Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi, Feed the Fish, John Rabe, Love for Sale, Open My Heart (Aprimi il cuore), Picture Me, Saturn in Opposition (Saturno contro), Sugisball (Sügisball), The Cockettes, The Hebrew Hammer, The Missing Person, The Monkey's Mask, The Other Side of the Street (O Outro Lado da Rua), The Prankster, The Secret Life of Words, The Weekend, Toe to Toe, White Palms (Fehér tenyér)
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