Hour of Truth, The
A2 1/2 Sheet (cca. 42 x 59 cm)
Expressive poster for a French-Israeli movie by József Finta.
A German Jewish engineer is the only survivor of a concentration camp where he would work in a counterfeiting unit.(" The Nazi commandant did not want us to be men;he considered us "useful things") . He has remained a tormented soul ,haunted by his past;he's got a lovely affectionate wife who is expecting a child . An American historian comes to collect pieces of evidence and to know the truth about him.Little by little ,we discover that the truth is not what is conventionally understood.Under torture ,the young prisoner of the camp gave away one of his pals ,a communist.But the worst is yet to come. (source: imdb.com)
This poster represents József Finta's typical style in the 1960s. He developed a new technique, the so-called burned photography. This meant the use of very contrasted photographs together with graphic elements. This piece perfectly fits to the athmosphere of crime movies.