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Short Memory (1979)

La mémoire courte (original title)
A UNESCO translator stumbles across a group which is hiding and supporting Nazis and facilitating their travel around the world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Mesnil
Bulle Ogier ...
Geneviève Derhode
Xavier Saint-Macary ...
Le mari de Judith
Adrian Brine ...
Monsieur Mann
Claire Wauthion ...
Madame Mann
Le secrétaire de Monsieur Mann
Rachel Salik ...
Interprète à l'UNESCO
Marcel Jaucourt (Premier Flashback)
Hermine Karagheuz ...
Mme Jaucourt (Premier Flashback)
Philippe Léotard ...
Frank Barila
Eduardo Manet ...
Général San Juan (Deuxième Flashback)
Martine Simonet ...
L'assistante aux Ballets Roses (Deuxième Flashback)
Elisabeth Kaza ...
Madame Toth (Deuxième Flashback)
Claude Ollier ...
Le père de Frank (Troisième Flashback)
Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville ...
La mère de Frank (Troisième Flashback) (as Marie Jaoul)


A UNESCO translator stumbles across a group which is hiding and supporting Nazis and facilitating their travel around the world.

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3 March 1982 (France)  »

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short memory
4 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

An interesting French-Belgian co-production .A political thriller with Jorge Luis Borges accents ,which is not surprising,since both the director and the writer are from Argentina.

Nathalie Baye portrays an interpret in charge of an inquest after the death of a writer whereas the sadly missed Philippe Leotard plays a powerful person with multiple identities.He also portrays his killer,which will remind many viewers of Borges ' "Theme of the traitor and the hero" .Director Jacques Rivette is featured as Marcel Jeaucourt,the unfortunate victim;his favorite actress,Bulle Ogier,plays also a supporting part.

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