Release date2 November 2005 (2005-11-02) WriterSerge Le Peron, Frederique Moreau, Said Smihi ScreenplaySerge Le Peron, Frederic Moreau, Said Smihi CastCharles Berling, Simon Abkarian, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Josiane Bolasko Similar moviesCIA Secret Story (1975), The Tree (2010), Me thao - Thoi vang bong (2002), The King of Escape (2009), Last Screening (2011)
I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed or J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka is a 2005 French film drama directed by Serge Le Péron and Saïd Smihi. The movie is based on the Ben Barka affair.
In a Parisian apartment, police discover the body of Georges Figon, the man who broke the scandal of the Ben Barka affair, and undermined Gaullist power. A year earlier, Figon, tired of dubious deals and petty scams, is looking for a lucrative job. Close to the "middle" since his years in prison, he is given a big assignment: to produce a documentary about decolonization, written by Marguerite Duras and directed by Georges Franju, with the help of famous Moroccan dissident, Mehdi Ben Barka, who has been hired as an historical consultant. The film project is a trap.