6.1/10
96
0 user 2 critic

L'état sauvage (1978)

In a recently independent African state, whites still hold major positions in the administration: the brutal mercenary Tristan is in charge of the army; the cynical police commissioner ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Girod

Writers:

Georges Conchon (scenario and dialogue), Francis Girod (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault
Betty Blue (1986)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man decides to cook for himself, but finds the revolver of John Dillinger hidden in his kitchen instead.

Director: Marco Ferreri
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Anita Pallenberg, Gino Lavagetto
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence
Dirty Dishes (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Diary of a housewife, going mad. Armelle is nearly 30, with a husband and two sons. It's the early 80s in France, unemployment is high, and she's not worked (outside the home) since she was... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Buñuel
Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Santini, Liliane Rovère
Galia (1966)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Newly arrived in Paris, Galia lives in a small apartment near Notre-Dame cathedral. One evening, whilst walking along the banks of the River Seine, she saves a young woman from drowning.

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Mireille Darc, Venantino Venantini, Françoise Prévost
La banquière (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Emma Eckhert, from a modest background, became a big sensation between 1914 and 1938 as a banker and the head of a financial paper specialized in public savings.

Director: Francis Girod
Stars: Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier
L.627 (1992)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Didier Bezace, Jean-Paul Comart, Charlotte Kady
Mado (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Middle-aged businessman, Simon Léotard finds his future in jeopardy when his partner Julien commits suicide after having accumulated a mass of debts. Simon's unscrupulous business rival ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Ottavia Piccolo, Jacques Dutronc
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Solange Boulanger
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Michel Piccoli ... Orlaville
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Laurence
Claude Brasseur ... Gravenoire
Jacques Dutronc ... Avit
Doura Mané Doura Mané ... Patrice Doumbe
Baaron Baaron ... Modimbo
Umban U'kset Umban U'kset ... Kotoko
Jean-Baptiste Tiemele Jean-Baptiste Tiemele ... Gohanda
Rüdiger Vogler ... Tristan
Peter Bachelier Peter Bachelier ... Renard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sidiki Bakaba Sidiki Bakaba ... Cornac
Alphonse Beni Alphonse Beni ... Minister One
Philippe Brizard Philippe Brizard ... Paul
Celia Celia ... Irène
Akonio Dolo Akonio Dolo ... Boy Elie
Edit

Storyline

In a recently independent African state, whites still hold major positions in the administration: the brutal mercenary Tristan is in charge of the army; the cynical police commissioner Orlaville monitors the manoeuvres of the establishment; the director of the airport acts as factotum for Modimbo, the treacherous minister of information. As for trafficker Gravenoire, he is well-placed to grab an exclusive contract for the uranium mines of the country. All of them openly despise the black population and its weak government. Only health minister Doumbé is trying a bit impulsively to protect the interests of his country. When UNESCO delegate Avit Laurençon arrives, he is immediately entangled in a web of intrigue and passion in which his wife Laurence plays a significant role. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@nokia.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 April 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Francis Girod's L'état sauvage (The Savage State) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films 66, Gaumont See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

L'État Sauvage (Suite Générique)
Written by Pierre Jansen
Performed by Gianfranco Plenizio E La Sua Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed