Magistrate - This character is a civil servant and the narrator of the events that occurred during the time when he was in charge of administration of a frontier colonial town. He represents law while also trying to provide an account of what happened during his administration.
Colonel Joll - This character is in charge of the army while being part of the Third Bureau, an intelligence agency. He is an expert in extracting evidence under torture.
Girl - This character has been tortured and partially blinded during the investigation and is forced to beg on the street.
Mandel - This character is a policeman in charge of the army during another character's absence. He also performs the duties of the guards.
Girl 2 - This character has become someone's casual girlfriend. He has been seeing her twice a week for a year, but especially during the interrogations...
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