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La sentinelle (1992)

 -  Thriller  -  16 October 1998 (USA)
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Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris. In the train, he has some troubles with the border police, and is insulted and ... See full summary »

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Emmanuel Salinger ...
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Jean-Jacques
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Bleicher
Valérie Dréville ...
Nathalie
Marianne Denicourt ...
Marie Barillet
Jean-Luc Boutté ...
Varins
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William
Philippe Duclos ...
Macaigne
Fabrice Desplechin ...
Simon
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Claude
Philippe Laudenbach ...
The Priest
László Szabó ...
Pamiat, the Russian (as Laszlo Szabo)
Alexis Nitzer ...
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Nadine Alari ...
Mme. Barillet
Jean-Pierre Ducos ...
Customs Officer
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Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris. In the train, he has some troubles with the border police, and is insulted and threatened by a strange man, who disappeared quickly. Next day, he discovers in his luggage a shrunken human head. He soons becomes fascinated by it, feeling responsible (sentry of the memory of the head's owner) and starts his own investigation. What will leads him to cope with French secret services. Written by Yepok

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$4,176 (USA) (16 October 1998)

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$7,548 (USA) (23 October 1998)
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Dark, haunting story about memory and growing up
18 January 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A student in medicine finds a severed head, well preserved and embalmed, in his luggage, on a trip from Berlin to Paris. His father is the late French ambasador in Eastern Germany. Why the head is here ? Where does it come from ? Why him ? For what purpose? He doesn't know. At first, he forgets about the head and tries to make friends, builds his life and keep studying but... he soon becomes obsessed with the head. Since he is the only one to know then he bears the responsibility to find out why and for what... The movie starts slowly and gains in intensity as the story develops. The cast is remarkable and the characters are all touching. The magic of the movie is that it possesses the same complexity as a Dostoeivski novel (really). It works in a very subtle way, making its way unnoticed to your mind and memory... I did not like it the first time I saw it, but months after, years after, La Sentinelle came back haunt me... and I had to see it again, just like I sometimes read over again a book that has depths I missed the first time.


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