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Like a Turtle on Its Back (1978)
"La tortue sur le dos" (original title)

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Bernadette Lafont ...
Camille
Virginie Thévenet ...
Nathalie
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Pierre
Sandy Whitelaw ...
Prokosch
Marion Game ...
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Marie-Cécile
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Gus, le voyageur
Jo Perque ...
Usherette
Véronique Dancigers ...
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Sarah Sterling ...
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Dominique Erlanger ...
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Jacques Dichamp ...
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Véronique Silver ...
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