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Force majeure (1989)

 -  Drama  -  5 April 1989 (France)
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Cast

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Philippe
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Daniel
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Katia
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Malcolm Forrest
Sabine Haudepin ...
Jeanne
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Hans
Lucienne Hamon ...
Philippe's mother
Marc Jolivet ...
Le jouralliste, Le Guen
Hidde Maas ...
The lawyer
Betty Assenza ...
Gloria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tina van Baren ...
Maitre D'
François Basset ...
Student
Stéphane Bielikoff ...
Receptionnist
Sandra Grasset ...
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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Enticing!
28 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies I've seen in years. A great debate on personal ethics. You can not avoid putting yourself in that situation and ask yourself, "What would I do?". The main 2 characters bring such different perspective to the story. Both actors play them to the perfection, they ring very true. They even take a shot at the media; how it can exploit such stories irregardless of the human side of it. Very suspenseful, more than its rotten American remake, that's for sure. The movie is very well structured. It sets up the characters and the situation in a timely manner, and it progresses very well, with an escalation of the suspense. I RECOMMEND it highly (if you can find it)


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