Alexander Nanau
Alexander Nanau

It's a Matter of Life and Death

This is a documentary thriller about two Romanian writers, dissidents in exile, and a Romanian spy assigned to kill them in Paris in 1982. When the spy decides not to follow the order but to turn himself in to the French authorities, all three of them become part of the most unusual secret service operation of the Cold War.

The writers fake their own deaths so that the spy can pretend to have fulfilled his mission. Eventually abandoned by the French authorities for higher political reasons, the writers can only ally themselves with their intended killer in order to stay alive.

The drama of our heroes who put their lives at stake for their ideals but see how their commitment is betrayed for higher political reasons.

Team Partner
Tudor Giurgiu, producer
Producer / Production Details
Training Programme
Masterschool 2008