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Dossier 51 (1978)

Le dossier 51 (original title)
An unnamed French intelligence service spies on and analyzes a French diplomat code name '51' to identify a method to control him.

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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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30 August 1978 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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I saw that film once and now try to find somewhere
23 May 2004 | by (Kyiv, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

I saw 'Dossier 52' few years ago in Kyiv during French film festival. It represented the 70-th years of French ñinematography. I was impressed a lot. Everything - the way of shooting, the plot - was unusual. I was impressed how person was destroyed. But nobody from my friends as from Ukraine as from other countries never heard about it. It's strange because the 'Dossier' is one of the greatest movies about secret services and there terrible methods. I never saw any film on this subject. This film has no romantic and heroic aureole about them. And I recommend to everybody to watch 'Dossier' - it is useful for understanding the reality of our world. And also it is an interesting work of art representing period of the 70-80-th years.


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