The Olive Trees of Justice


1h 21m 1967

Brief Synopsis

Based on David Mamet's two character play about sexual harassment, focusing on a male professor accused of harassing a female student.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les oliviers de la justice
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
New York opening: 4 May 1967
Production Company
Société Algérienne de Production des Studios Africa
Distribution Company
Pathé Contemporary Films
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Les oliviers de la justice by Jean Pelegri (Paris, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

Synopsis

Jean, a young Frenchman born and reared in Algiers, returns to his native land from Paris to be with his dying father. It is during the Algerian war of independence, and as Jean sits at his father's bedside, he recalls his happy childhood in the family vineyards, where he played with French and Arab friends. Later he walks through the strife-torn Algerian streets and feels the terrible presence of war. One day his father dies peacefully in his sleep, and relatives and friends, both French and Arab, come to pay their respects. Jean has a long discussion with an Arab friend and attempts to explain why he must return to the peaceful life he has made for himself in Paris. After his father's funeral Jean sees his normally chauvinistic aunt hasten to help an Arab boy who has been struck by a passing truck. Moved by this genuine expression of human concern regardless of nationality, Jean decides to remain in Algeria.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les oliviers de la justice
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
New York opening: 4 May 1967
Production Company
Société Algérienne de Production des Studios Africa
Distribution Company
Pathé Contemporary Films
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Les oliviers de la justice by Jean Pelegri (Paris, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

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Notes

Filmed in Algeria. Opened in Paris in June 1962 as Les oliviers de la justice.