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L'étoile du Nord (1982)

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Edouard Binet, an aimless Frenchman, has been travelling in North Africa for many years, and is sailing to Belgium. En route, he meets Sylvie Baron. He introduces her to Nemrod Lobetoum, a ... See full summary »

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Fanny Cottençon ...
Sylvie Baron
Julie Jézéquel ...
Antoinette Baron (as Julie Jezequel)
Liliana Gerace ...
Jasmina
Gamil Ratib ...
Nemrod Lobetoum
Jean-Yves Chatelais ...
Valesco
Jean Dautremay ...
L'ingénieur
Pierre Forget ...
Albert
Jean-Pierre Klein ...
Moïse
Michel Koniencny ...
Domb (as Michel Konieczny)
Patricia Malvoisin ...
Arlette
Jean Rougerie ...
Monsieur Baron
Julien Bukowski ...
Un rempailleur (as Julien Bukowsky)
Abdallah Chahed ...
Un égyptologue
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Edouard Binet, an aimless Frenchman, has been travelling in North Africa for many years, and is sailing to Belgium. En route, he meets Sylvie Baron. He introduces her to Nemrod Lobetoum, a rich Egyptian carrying valuable jewelry, and Sylvie and Nemrod become friends. Their friendship escalates to love, which makes Edouard jealous. Days later, Edouard arrives at a rooming house owned by Mme. Louise Baron, Sylvie's mother, wearing blood-stained clothes. It appears that Nemrod was killed on a train after he arrived in France, but Edouard denies any knowledge of what happened. Sylvie suspects that Edouard is responsible for Nemrod's death, but by now her mother has become Edouard's ally. Written by Polly_Kat

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One of the greatest French actresses' swansong.
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End of the line for Simone Signoret.And unfortunately,not one of her best ,by a long shot.Granier-Deferre was never a great director ;he continued the cinema de qualité tradition.His closer relative is certainly Jean Delannoy-who did a better job with Simenon's books :his two late fifties Maigret are brilliant.Like him,he's icily impersonal ;that's why French critics -in spite of some moments of inspiration:"le chat" " la veuve Couderc" and his overlooked "une étrange affaire" ,probably his finest hour-never hailed him as an "auteur" .

The first part is almost entirely Signoret-less and ,as Fanny Cottençon is totally bland (acting like a Barbie Doll),the audience desperately relies on Noiret.When Signoret's part becomes more important,as the movie progresses,the film begins to hit its stride.But it remains listless .Granier is unable to make Signoret's house's guests interesting:Clouzot ("l'assassin habite au 21" ) and Duvivier ("la fin du jour" ) ,Granier-Deferre cannot hold a candle to both of them.Only Signoret's fans need bother.But I guess they are numerous so...But if they have not seen "manèges" ,"diabolique" or (her triumph!) "Casque d'Or" ,do not think twice.


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