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Force majeure (1989)

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Katia
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Malcolm Forrest
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Jeanne
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Hans
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Philippe's mother
Marc Jolivet ...
Le jouralliste, Le Guen
Hidde Maas ...
The lawyer
Betty Assenza ...
Gloria
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Maitre D'
François Basset ...
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Stéphane Bielikoff ...
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Little girl
Thomas Hong-Maï ...
Bar owner
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For whatever reason, Philippe and Daniel choose to vacation in Southeast Asia, where they meet Hans, a resident of the area who acts as their patron and guide. Before they leave to return to Paris, the two present Hans with a gift of their leftover native hashish. 18 month's later, an Amnesty International lawyer, shows up and informs them that Hans was arrested and imprisoned for drug possession shortly after their departure and is now condemned to death. Philippe and Daniel have an opportunity to help Hans by confessing their deed to the authorities, sharing blame for the crime and accepting prison terms. Additional pressure is enforced by Hans' ex-girlfriend, the argument being that the life at stake is Hans'. Phillipe and Daniel maintain that their lives are at stake as well. Written by Fifi <tresbelle@worldnet.att.net>

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Ils ont 5 jours pour devenir des heros.

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Une question d'ethique
26 December 1998 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Philippe (Patrick Bruel) and Daniel (the wonderful Francois Cluzet) are being asked to give up their freedom to help an acquaintance, whose predicament they are partly responsible for. Wonderful film!


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