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WW2: in an occupied France ,a young Jewish girl wants to become a movie star.


Bernard Cohn


Bernard Cohn (scenario and dialogue), Claude Heymann (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Arditi ... Paul Langlade
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Natalia Gronska
Gérard Blain ... Claude Roitman
Michel Voïta ... Tomasz
Dominique Blanc ... Jacqueline Leroux
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Alfred Grabner
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Verdier
Gérard Boucaron Gérard Boucaron ... Jamain
Jacques Boudet ... André Brachaire
Elisabeth Kaza Elisabeth Kaza ... La mère de Natalia (as Elizabeth Caza)
Maria Machado ... Inge Schwarzwald
Fred Personne Fred Personne ... André Valois
Lionel Rocheman Lionel Rocheman ... Le père de Natalia
Ludmila Mikaël ... Catherine Valence
Frederick Allouard-Rubin Frederick Allouard-Rubin




1940:A Polish immigrants' daughter,Natalia ,is a registered student in a dramatic art school in Paris.Her diction leaves something to be desired but she dreams of movie stardom.As she works as an extra for a famous director Paul Langlade's film, she tries ,by becoming his mistress,to make her dream come true.Her ambition knows no bounds: she refuses to see her parents ,she leaves her boyfriend, Tomazs ,a young intellectual,a Jew like herself.During French occupation , she gets false papers ,thanks to collaborationist journalists.While she is doing a film , a set photographer gives her away to the Gestapo.She is sent to a concentration camp .She survives,but when she is released, her parents and Tomazs are dead ,and she has become a woman in very poor health ,in search of her true identity. Written by dbdumonteil

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You gain the world but lose your soul.
20 December 2018 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Natalia has left her native Poland for France with her family.She wants to become a movie star and nothing will stop her in her thirst for glory .Being a Jew in an occupied France makes the matters worse :she has to deny her own parents,her fiancé ,and to work with a false passport .Little by little,she will lose her own identity .It's before Bertrand Tavernier 's "Laissez-Passer" ,the first movie taking place in the movies milieu in the dark days of the Occupation.

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12 April 1989 (France) See more »

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