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Une sale affaire (1981)

Novak is a police inspector to whom any means is fair in getting evidence on criminals - especially drug dealers. He is after a drug ring that includes a city official and desperately needs... See full summary »

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Alain Bonnot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlène Jobert ... Hélène
Victor Lanoux ... Novak
Patrick Bouchitey ... Dunoyer
Agnès Château Agnès Château ... Julia
Etienne Chicot ... Florian
Bernard Crombey Bernard Crombey ... Bernard (as Bernard Crommbe)
Christopher Lambert ... Mullard (as Christophe Lambert)
Jean-Paul Tribout Jean-Paul Tribout ... Doudou
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Alioti
Amandine Rajau Amandine Rajau ... Lola
Jacques Brylant Jacques Brylant ... (as Jacques Bryland)
Marie Garcin Marie Garcin
Jacques Giraud Jacques Giraud
Tomas Hnevsa Tomas Hnevsa ... (as Tomas Hensva)
Pierre Hossein Pierre Hossein
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Novak is a police inspector to whom any means is fair in getting evidence on criminals - especially drug dealers. He is after a drug ring that includes a city official and desperately needs evidence to bring the corrupt politician to trial, and to close down the ring. Written by morroviolet

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Not a masterpiece but excellent though.
20 April 2020 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I had not watched this little French crime drama since several decades and I really appreciated to discover it again. This is a film hesitating between drama and crime atmosphere; you have action sequences, very bleak, gritty, brutal, scene for which you are not necessarily prepared, and then a character study concerning the relationship between the cop and the city hall clerk. This is an overall gloomy film, with a superb jazzy score, a sort of tribute to the American film noir. This is somewhere a strange film that may surprise you. However this is not a masterpiece, only a rather gripping feature which can leave you a bitter taste in the mouth.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 February 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Above Suspicion See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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