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Une étrange affaire (1981)

Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department store in decline. He has little to do, but seems content with his marriage to Nina, his visits to his mother and grandmother, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Piccoli ... Bertrand Malair
Gérard Lanvin ... Louis Coline
Nathalie Baye ... Nina Coline
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... François Lingre
Jean-François Balmer ... Paul Belais
Pierre Michaël Pierre Michaël ... Gérard Doutre
Madeleine Cheminat Madeleine Cheminat ... Yvette, la grand-mère de Louis
Victor Garrivier Victor Garrivier ... Le père de Nina
Dominique Blanchar ... La mère de Louis
André Chaumeau André Chaumeau ... Le vieil employé
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... M. Blain, le chef du personnel
Ariane Lartéguy Ariane Lartéguy ... Salomé Weyergans
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... René
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Gruault, chef des contentieux
Humbert Balsan Humbert Balsan ... Jean-Loup
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Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department store in decline. He has little to do, but seems content with his marriage to Nina, his visits to his mother and grandmother, and poker games with friends. When new boss Bernard Malair arrives to turn the store around, Louis fears for his job; but Bernard, with his numbers man Paul and his factotum François, invites Louis into an inner circle of long hours of work, nightclubs, and dinners with an androgynous vamp. Nina objects, but Louis cannot say no to Bernard's demands, no matter how personal. In desperation, Nina leaves Louis, but that drives him further into Bernard's orbit. Can anything break this spell? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 December 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Chefen See more »

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Films A2, Sara Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Brilliant movie about gender and other social roles
12 June 1999 | by mkl-2See all my reviews

What if a man doesn't fit the role of being the centre of his loving wife's life but jumps instead to the opportunity of getting invaded and absorbed by his new boss who expects from him and two colleagues that they constitute a team without borders of privacy like one body and the boss as the ruling head?


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