The Lost Souls of Syria

    Les suppliciés

    • Stéphane Malterre, Garance Le Caisne
    • France, Germany
    • 2022
    • 99 min
    • World Premiere
    • Frontlight

    Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

    27,000 photos of civilian detainees tortured to death were stolen from the Syrian regime’s secret archives by a military defector codenamed Caesar, and made public in 2014. Director Stéphane Malterre and his co-author and historical advisor Garance Le Caisne investigated to what extent international justice proves impotent in prosecuting the criminal Syrian state. As the case seems doomed to oblivion, victims’ families, along with activists and Caesar himself, seek truth and justice through state courts across Europe instead. More than five years of investigations and fighting will lead to the first trial against high officials of the Syrian death machine.


    Stéphane Malterre, Garance Le Caisne
    Sébastien Onomo for Les Films d'Ici, Vanessa Ciszewski for Katuh Studio
    Special Touch Studios, WDR
    Involved TV Channel
    Al Jazeera, TV5 Monde


    World Sales
    Etienne Ollagnier for The Party Film Sales
    Festival Handling
    Théo Lionel for The Party Film Sales

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