Art & Culture 52'

Peter Falk Versus Columbo

For millions of viewers, Peter Falk is Columbo, the eccentric, perspicacious upholder of the law in his wrinkled trench coat, who confounds the powerful in their luxurious villas. And yet Peter Falk is not only the most popular cop in the world. Despite having been twice nominated for an Oscar, his unusual career still remains an enigma.

Who really is Peter Falk? Who is the man behind the character?

Based on archive footage, interviews and extracts from his films and the TV show, this film sheds light on the actor’s life, a life full of twists and turns, ups and downs. A riveting documentary that pays tribute to the immortal character of Columbo.

Direction: Gaëlle Royer & Pascal Cuissot

Production: ZED for ARTE France

awards & festivals

  • Toronto Jewish Film festival

    Official Selection

  • Festival des Créations Télévisuelles de Luchon

    Selected in the official premiere screening category


    Selected in the "Les remarqués" category

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