Jean-Marie Straub et Danièle Huillet

[Opening credits, white text on black]
– Kommunisten
– Film by Jean-Marie Straub
– For Jacques-Henri Michot and Giorgio Passerone
– Based on the novel Le Temps du mépris by André Malraux, music: Hanns Eisler
– Cast: Arnaud Dommerc, Jubarite Semaran, Gilles Pandel, Barbara Ulrich
– Image and editing: Christophe Clavert, sound: Dimitri Haulet
– Sound mix: Jean-Pierre Laforce, color timing: Richard Deusy
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– 1. Operai, contadini (2001)
Image: Renato Berta, sound: Jean-Pierre Duret, cast: Aldo Fruttuosi, Rosalba Curatola, Enrico Pelosini
– 2. Trop tôt, trop Ttard (1981)
Image: Robert Alazraki, sound: Louis Hochet, commentary: Bahgat el Nadi
– 3. Fortini/Cani (1976)
Image: Renato Berta, sound: Jeti Grigioni, commentary: Franco Fortini
– 4. Der Tod des Empedokles (1986)
Image: Renato Berta, sound: Louis Hochet, cast: Andreas von Rauch, Vladimir Baratta

– 5. Schwarze Sünde (1988)
Image: William Lubtchansky, sound: Louis Hochet, cast: Danièle Huillet
– Post-production: Olivier Boischot
– Labs: Omnimago: Olaf Legenbauer, Studio Orlando, La Ruche Studio
– Production: Andolfi: Arnaud Dommerc, Jean-Baptiste Legard, Belva Film: Barbara Ulrich
– With the participation of the Centre National de la Cinématographie
– Extracts from the work Le Temps du mépris by André Malraux, © Editions Gallimard
– Thank you, thank you Florence Malraux
MUSIC: Hanns Eisler, “Auferstanden aus Ruinen” (German Democratic Republic national anthem), lyrics by Johannes R. Becher.

PRODUCTION DATES AND LOCATION: Summer/Fall 2014, Rolle, Switzerland.
CAMERA: Canon 5D.

SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH by Barton Byg, Misha Donat, Ted Fendt, Huillet, Straub, Gregory Woods, IN GERMAN by Johannes Beringer, Manfred Blank, Huillet, Peter Kammerer, Andrea Spingler, and Straub, IN FRENCH by Huillet, IN ITALIAN by Vladimir Baratta, Domenico Carosso, Huillet, Giorgio Passerone, and Straub.
FIRST SCREENING: 2014 Viennale (October 31); Goethe-Institut, London (March 12, 2015); 2015 Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal (October 11).