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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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a great film that almost nobody has seen
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I saw this film on my university campus when it came out in the late 70s. For the time, it was a technical landmark, entirely shot from a subjective camera POV (For an example of a failure of this technique, see the 1946 adaptation of Raymond Chandler's LADY IN THE LAKE). I loved the film, not just for its technical bravura, but for its disturbing tone and intriguing narrative. I don't want to give anything away, but I just loved the way these amoral, aethical bastards seemed to love the work they did. And the film seems impossible to find! How films like this one escape critical acclaim is beyond me - I met Roger Ebert at a film festival in Virginia back in 2000 and stumped him on this one, even though I wasn't trying to. DEFINITELY check Dossier 51 out if you're a fan of thought-provoking films!


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