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Philippe
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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
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Tina van Baren ...
Maitre D'
François Basset ...
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Stéphane Bielikoff ...
Receptionnist
Sandra Grasset ...
Little girl
Thomas Hong-Maï ...
Bar owner
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Philippe and Daniel go on vacation to South-East 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 left-over native hashish. A year and a half 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 applied by Hans' former 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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Force majeure
12 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Force majeure" is a good example of a film which asks the right questions,takes big chances ,does not try to charm or appeal ....but finally takes the easy way out! Such an ending ruins all that came before.

Also handicapped by "actor" Patrick Bruel's"performance" ,by no means the partner it takes to match François Cluzet.He is completely incredible as a mathematician discussing differential calculus with mum!!! You had better choose Pierre Jolivet's "simple mortel" ,one of the few French sci-fi flicks the screenplay of which does not fall apart after thirty minutes:and that one has a satisfying disturbing ending.


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