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Lost in Transit (1993)

Tombés du ciel (original title)
A traveller who has lost his passport in a Paris airport while between flights is restricted to a special transit zone. There he finds a group of similarly lost people hiding out and living... See full summary »

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Cast

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Arturo Conti
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Suzana, la femme d'Arturo
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Serge
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Angela
Sotigui Kouyaté ...
Knak
Ismaïla Meite ...
Zola
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Monsieur Armanet
José Artur ...
Le marchand de journaux
Olivier Saladin ...
Le restaurateur
Claude Derepp ...
Bébert, le planton (as Claude Dereppe)
Jacques Mathou ...
Policier contrôle 1
Christian Sinniger ...
Policier contrôle 2
Yves Osmu ...
Policier commissariat
Dimitri Radochevitch ...
Le chauffeur du car
Pierre Laplace ...
Inspecteur commissariat
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A traveller who has lost his passport in a Paris airport while between flights is restricted to a special transit zone. There he finds a group of similarly lost people hiding out and living from hand-to-mouth, reliant on their ingenuity to survive. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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S'il n'avait pas perdu son passeport tout ca ne serait jamais arrive...

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23 February 1994 (France)  »

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En tránsito  »

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1.66 : 1
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Connections

Version of The Terminal (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

La nostalgie - Daleko tan
(La chanson du car)
Musique: Jeff Cohen / Lyric: Alexandre Czastkiewicz
Chanteur polonais: Alexandre Czastkiewicz
Jeff Cohen, Piano
Carol Robinson, Clarinette
Xavier Gagnepain, Violoncelle
Alexis Galpéline, Violin
Frédéric Daverio, Accordéon
L'ensembre orchedtre: "Harmonia Nova"
Dirigé par Didier Bouture
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Why do I feel better after a French film?
4 June 2004 | by (Reading UK) – See all my reviews

After the 9pm news on TV5 they sometimes show a film. Last night they chose "Les Tombees du Ciel" with Jean Rochefort, one of my favourite actors.

Like so many French films, it showed how hard life can be and in the end it just left me with a sense of hope, a feeling of lightness.

Shot almost entirely at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, it portrayed the life of the people trapped between states. They really do exist - I've seen them at Sheremetzavo 2 in Moscow.

Films say so much about the society that makes them - often in ways that were never intended by the director. This film just confirmed the reasons I spend so long and I work so hard to learn French.


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