In Paris, a women's bag, which contains an embarrassing letter from the french president, is stolen.

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Claire Després
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Herbert
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Pierre
Claude Winter ...
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Jacques Sereys ...
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Yvette Etiévant ...
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Danielle Altenburger
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In Paris, a women's bag, which contains an embarrassing letter from the french president, is stolen.

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18 January 1984 (France)  »

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Astonishing parallels with Mitterand
5 March 2002 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This movie, made in 1983, relates the story of a French president who has an illegitimate child whose existence becomes a state secret. When the film was released, Mitterand was a newly elected president, but what was not known to the public was that Mitterand had had an illegitimate child whose existence was a state secret up to around the time of Mitterand's death. The secret was known to many journalists and, it would seem, to the makers of this film. There is no way, this could be pure coincidence, there are just too many parallels. It makes very interesting viewing now. Above all there is, as one might expect, superb acting from Deneuve, Trintignant and Serrault. Not to be missed.


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