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The story of a girl in love with a boxer. They plan to go abroad after making a lot of money by participating in an interview intended to discredit a politician at elections time. But the ... See full summary »

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André Téchiné
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Laure
Gérard Depardieu ... Samson / Samson's Killer
Marie-France Pisier ... Nelly
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Walt
Julien Guiomar ... Gauthier
Hélène Surgère ... Antoinette
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Jeune homme brun
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke ... Acolyte 1
Leny Suck Leny Suck ... Acolyte 2
Elise Hoomans Elise Hoomans ... Mère de Samson
Frans Vorstman Frans Vorstman ... Secrétaire
Helmert Woudenberg Helmert Woudenberg ... L'emtraineur
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ... L'inspecteur
Truus Dekker Truus Dekker ... L'employée
Susan Senduk Susan Senduk ... Serveuse B
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The story of a girl in love with a boxer. They plan to go abroad after making a lot of money by participating in an interview intended to discredit a politician at elections time. But the boxer is killed, and the murderer, little by little, falls in love with the girl who finally accepts him at the condition that he looks like the boxer he killed. Written by <mraffino@ens.ens-lyon.fr>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 December 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Barocco - Ensom hevner See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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Barocco (On Se Voit Se Voir)
Music by Philippe Sarde
Lyrics by André Téchiné and Jacques Chaumelle
Sung by Marie France
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The movie which put Téchiné on the map.....
15 June 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

....and perhaps his best.This one has qualities and a sense of mystery ,an atmosphere and good acting.

Gérard Depardieu plays two parts and when people learned he played opposite Isabelle Adjani ,they named them " couple of the year" .Let's not forget an excellent support from Marie -France Pisier as a prostitute and Jean-Claude Brialy . The story takes place in Amsterdam and Téchiné made the best of his opportunities: classy thespians and a legendary harbor.

The plot is far-fetched ,but the use of the railway station is entrancing.Trains have a magic cars ,boats and planes do not possess.


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