January 1966: In a Paris flat, 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, tired of dodgy deals and petty scams, ex-con Georges Figon had gone in search of something big. Through his underworld connections, he had got himself hired as producer for a documentary on decolonisation to be written by Marguerite Duras and directed by Georges Franju.
The well-known Moroccan dissident Mehdi, Ben Barka was to be the film’s ‘historical advisor’. But the whole film project was a trap.