Le pull-over rouge / The Red Sweater (1979) DVD9
Christian Ranucci was arrested in 1974 for the kidnap and murder of a little girl, Elisa Garcia. Any evidence against his being the murderer of the child is quietly omitted from the trial and because he admitted the murder (presumably under pressure from the police) despite retracting his statement later, he is considered guilty and condemned to death by guillotine.
His death is just the result - the problem is the French judicial system and the behaviour of the police who needed to have a guilty party to pin the blame on and to satisfy local demand which was to see somebody die for this crime to avenge their despair at the death of the child.
This is an adaptation of Gilles Perrault's book about the affair, beginning with the reports of Elisa's disappearance and ending on a freeze frame of Ranucci's agonized face as he is strapped to the guillotine.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:55:29 | 6.58 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, History

Director: Michel Drach
Cast: Serge Avedikian, Michelle Marquais, Claire Deluca
Country: France

Extras (no subs):
-- "Affaire Ranucci: la justice sur le banc des accuses" ("Ranucci case: justice on the dock"). Documentary by Pierre-Henri Gibert, with Gilles Perrault, Jean-Francois Le Forsonney and Antonin Levy (47 min)
-- Trailer

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