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The Goldman Case

The Goldman Case

Le Procès Goldman

Won the Cesar for Best Actor (Arieh Worthalter)

April 1976 saw the start of the second trial of Pierre Goldman, a far-left activist who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for four armed robberies, one of which resulted in the death of two pharmacists. Claiming his innocence in the latter case, he became an icon of the intellectual left in the space of a few weeks. Georges Kiejman, a young lawyer, took up his defense. But their relationship soon became strained. Goldman, elusive and provocative, risks the death penalty and makes the outcome of the trial uncertain.