Omar Killed Me


1h 25m 2012

Brief Synopsis

On June 24, 1991, Ghislaine Marchal was found dead in the basement of her villa in Mougins, beside her a blood-smeared letter, stating "Omar killed me." A few days later, Omar Raddad, her gardener, was arrested. He spoke little, hard to understand French, and had a reputation for being quiet and ser

Film Details

Also Known As
Omar dödade mig, Omar m'a tuer
Release Date
2012

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

On June 24, 1991, Ghislaine Marchal was found dead in the basement of her villa in Mougins, beside her a blood-smeared letter, stating "Omar killed me." A few days later, Omar Raddad, her gardener, was arrested. He spoke little, hard to understand French, and had a reputation for being quiet and serious. Nobody doubted his guilt. He stayed in prison for seven years until he was pardoned. In 1994 writer Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard, learns of the case and is convinced of Omar's innocence. Vaugrenard moves to Nice to conduct his own investigation and writes a book about the case.

Film Details

Also Known As
Omar dödade mig, Omar m'a tuer
Release Date
2012

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Released in United States 2012

Based on the book "Omar m'a tuer" (transl.: Omar killed me) by Jacques Vergès, published in France in 1996; publisher: Flammarion.

Released in United States 2012 (Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film)

Released in United States 2012 (Official Selection)