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Tombés du ciel (1993)

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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Arturo Conti
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Suzana, la femme d'Arturo
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Serge
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Angela
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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)
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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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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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sadly overlooked minor gem
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I really loved this film which was charming and intriguing. It was a shame it did not achieve wider distribution, and that that terrible Tom Hanks vehicle took the same (English) title. It provided a wonderful insight into the way that people could lose their freedom to determine their own lives, as well as sending up the vagaries of French bureaucracy. Jean Rochefort is a wonderful actor; I would be happy to see him in almost anything but this was an especial joy. It even gave me a perverse yearning to stay in one of those automated French hotels that are guyed at some point. It is several years since I saw this film but a number of vignettes remain clearly in my mind.


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