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Short Memory (1979)

La mémoire courte (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 3 March 1982 (France)
A UNESCO translator stumbles across a group which is hiding and supporting Nazis and facilitating their travel around the world.


Edgardo Cozarinsky (scenario), Eduardo de Gregorio (scenario)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Baye ... Judith Mesnil
Philippe Léotard ... Frank Barila
Bulle Ogier ... Geneviève Derhode
Xavier Saint-Macary Xavier Saint-Macary ... Le mari de Judith
Hermine Karagheuz Hermine Karagheuz ... Mme Jaucourt (Premier Flashback)
Jacques Rivette ... Marcel Jaucourt (Premier Flashback)
Claire Wauthion ... Madame Mann
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ... Monsieur Mann
Elisabeth Kaza Elisabeth Kaza ... Madame Toth (Deuxième Flashback)
Charles Marosi Charles Marosi
Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville ... La mère de Frank (Troisième Flashback) (as Marie Jaoul)
Claude Ollier Claude Ollier ... Le père de Frank (Troisième Flashback)
Benoît Jacquot ... Le secrétaire de Monsieur Mann
Martine Simonet Martine Simonet ... L'assistante aux Ballets Roses (Deuxième Flashback)
Daniel Crohem Daniel Crohem


A UNESCO translator stumbles across a group which is hiding and supporting Nazis and facilitating their travel around the world.

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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short memory
4 December 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

An interesting French-Belgian co-production .A political thriller with Jorge Luis Borges accents ,which is not surprising,since both the director and the writer are from Argentina.

Nathalie Baye portrays an interpret in charge of an inquest after the death of a writer whereas the sadly missed Philippe Leotard plays a powerful person with multiple identities.He also portrays his killer,which will remind many viewers of Borges ' "Theme of the traitor and the hero" .Director Jacques Rivette is featured as Marcel Jeaucourt,the unfortunate victim;his favorite actress,Bulle Ogier,plays also a supporting part.

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