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Mille milliards de dollars (1982)

A young journalist stumbles across something much more sinister than a simple suicide in the death of a politician - the death seems to be an assassination contrived by an American ... See full summary »

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Henri Verneuil

Writer:

Henri Verneuil (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ... Paul Kerjean
Mel Ferrer ... Cornelius A. Woeagen
Michel Auclair ... Michel Saint-Claude
Caroline Cellier ... Hélène Kerjean
Charles Denner ... Walter, le détective
Anny Duperey ... Laura Weber
Jeanne Moreau ... Mme Benoît-Lambert
Fernand Ledoux ... Guérande
Jean Mercure Jean Mercure ... Holstein
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... L'informateur
Jean-Laurent Cochet Jean-Laurent Cochet ... Hartmann
André Falcon André Falcon ... Pierre Bayen, le rédacteur en chef
Jacques François ... Fred Great
Claude Marcault Claude Marcault ... La secrétaire de Kerjean
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ... Jack Sleiter
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Storyline

A young journalist stumbles across something much more sinister than a simple suicide in the death of a politician - the death seems to be an assassination contrived by an American multinational company intent on taking over several French industries. The journalist's objective is to garner enough evidence to expose the American corporation for what it really is, before French companies start disappearing - and before any more corpses accumulate, including his own. Written by Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

10 February 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tausend Milliarden Dollar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

V. Films,S.F.P.C.,Films A2 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Robert Lattes badly let down by Verneuil
1 November 2005 | by patrick-braleySee all my reviews

Not quite what you would expect from someone like Henri Verneuil. Patrick Dewaere does indeed rescue the film from complete oblivion. While Robert Lattes' novel makes pleasant reading (if you read French, that is), the movie adaptation doesn't amount to much. Denouncing the ills of "big business" is certainly laudable, as is placing the action if the larger picture of "economic history". But is this sufficient to keep an audience spellbound from beginning to end? All the ingredients are there for the taking. But Verneuil never seems to be willing to go all the way, and he simply leaves you high and dry. Enrolling a better- than-average cast of actors is no guaranteed recipe for success. If all you're looking for is just to sit back and relax because you've nothing better to do than watch a movie, OK -- go ahead. But if you're looking for a good French movie, skip this one. A sheer waste of time. (But read the book by all means).


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