During the late seventies, Robert Boulin, Work Minister, is a pawn amongst others in the struggle for power opposing Valéry Giscard d’Estaing to Jacques Chirac. Giscard, President, only has a short period of time before the elections. Chirac is also willing to win; therefore, he uses his Work Minister to unsettle him, before Chirac counters the attack by giving information about Boulin to the newspapers. Robert Boulin finally defends himself by threatening to reveal some embarrassing secrets. A week later, his corpse is drifting on a pond in the woods. Which side has he been sacrified by? Since this 29th October 1979, the “Boulin case” has not been solved.

Gilles Cayatte

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1962, Gilles Cayatte was first and foremost a film-lover, but soon caught up with reality. He practiced all the television professions, in order or disorder, chief editor (long), cameraman (a little), journalist (very little), producer, and finally director. His work is eclectic, as are his tastes. He passes from aeronautics to sport, from sociology to politics to the denunciation of injustices, wars and repressions. Most of his films have been hailed by the press, and many awards have marked his career. After making about fifty documentaries around the world, he is also interested in fiction today. He is elected to the board of directors of the Scam (French Author guild).

(2016) ERDOGAN the making of a sultan, (2015) Armenian spring – LAGARDERE, Mortelle épopée (2014) Immigration & délinquance / La fabrique du préjugé (2012) Life and death of Robert Boulin (2011) Iran, the bomb at all cost (2008) The 9 lives of Norodom Sihanouk (2007) COLUMBIA Tragedy (Emmy Award) (2006) GOOGLE, The thinking machine (2003) Baghdad is burning.


Aired on France 3 on January 28th, 2013
Aired on LCP on October 13th, 2013

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