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Dossier 51 (1978)
"Le dossier 51" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  30 August 1978 (France)
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French diplomat Dominique Auphal is put under surveillance by an unnamed secret service. They wish to find a weakness in his life in order to control him politically. Auphal becomes "File ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Marthouret ...
Dominique Auphal / 51
Claude Marcault ...
Liliane Auphal / 52
Philippe Rouleau ...
Philippe Lescarre / 52bis
Nathalie Juvet ...
Marguerite Marie
Roger Planchon ...
Esculape 1
Françoise Lugagne ...
Madame Auphal
Françoise Béliard ...
Sylvie Mouriat
Patrick Chesnais ...
Hadès
Jenny Clève ...
L'agent 747, femme de ménage de 51
Jean Dautremay ...
Esculape 3
Daniel Mesguich ...
Esculape 4
Gérard Dessalles ...
Brauchite
Jean-Michel Dupuis ...
Agent Hécate 8446
Isabelle Ganz ...
L'allumeuse
Sabine Glaser ...
Paméla
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French diplomat Dominique Auphal is put under surveillance by an unnamed secret service. They wish to find a weakness in his life in order to control him politically. Auphal becomes "File no. 51": his private life is spied, analysed and commented. Written by Pastique45

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Your repairman is one of them. Your cleaning lady is one of them. Your wife's lover is one of them. Behind them all is a secret network that controls your life.

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Spying inside someone's mind
25 June 1999 | by (US) – See all my reviews

My favorite movie of all time. I've seen it once, when it came out in 1978, and I've never seen it since. But I can't stop thinking about it.

Somehow, others can see things in ourselves that we can't see, or refuse to see. And these observations are used against us, in small ways and in much larger circumstances.

Intrigue is my favorite genre in film. Not loud fights, car chases, or shoot-outs. The quiet contemplation of earth-shaking truths leaves me mulling the subject over and over and over.

In the film, an espionage agency seeks to compromise an employee of a foreign government. And to compromise that foreign government employee, the spies try to find his greatest weakness. The weakness that their target isn't even aware of proves to be the target's greatest weakness.


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