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Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See more »

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Nicole Danet
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André Laffont dit Dédé
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L'inspecteur Mathias Palouzi
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Roger Massina
Bernard Freyd ...
Le Capitaine
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Tintin
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Le Belge (as Jean-Paul Connart)
Albert Dray ...
Carlini
Florent Pagny ...
Simoni
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Petrovic (as Tcheky Karyo)
Raouf Ben Yaghlane ...
Djerbi
Galia Salimo ...
Sabrina - la prostituée (as Galia Dujardin)
Sam Karmann ...
Paulo Sanchez
Robert Atlan ...
Ayouche
Luc-Antoine Diquéro ...
Picard
Jean-Daniel Laval ...
Arnaud
Geoffrey Carey ...
Le valet
Michel Amphoux ...
Guy
Gérard Beaume
Pierre-Marie Escourrou
Claude Villers ...
Le patron de l'Oasis
Mostefa Zerguine ...
Le guetteur
Patrick Guillaumes ...
Le flic timide
Catherine Le Dall ...
La contractuelle
Guy Dhers ...
Calemard
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L'inspecteur de la Mondaine
Sidney Boccara
Marc Ballif ...
Un dealer
Christian Gaubert ...
Un tueur
David Overbey ...
Un tueur
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Lorella De Gennaro ...
Prostituée (uncredited)
Audrey Lazzini ...
Prostituée (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bob Swaim

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Mathieu Fabiani ... (dialogue) (as M. Fabiani) and
Bob Swaim ... (dialogue)
 
Bob Swaim ... (written by)

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Georges Dancigers ... producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine ... producer

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Roland Bocquet

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Bernard Zitzermann

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Françoise Javet

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Guillaume Boulanger ... assistant editor
Martine Costes ... assistant editor
Jean-François Gallaud ... assistant editor
Laura Kassapian ... assistant editor
Gladys Piocelle ... assistant editor

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Dominique Besnehard

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Eric Moulard

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Catherine Meurisse

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Alain Bernard ... key hair stylist
Paul Le Marinel ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Michel Bernede ... unit manager
Raymond Leplont ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Henri Grimault ... second assistant director
Alain Tasma ... first assistant director

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Carlos Conti ... property master
Hilton McConnico ... artistic advisor (as Hilton Mc Connico)
Jean-Louis Trinquier ... property master

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Paul Bertault ... sound mixer
Daniel Couteau ... foley artist
Pierre Davoust ... boom operator
Catherine Dubeau ... sound editor
Jacques Lévy ... synchronisation
Gérard Manneveau ... assistant foley artist (as G. Manneveau)
Jean-Charles Ruault ... sound

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Jean-François Cousson ... special effects

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Roland Neunreuther ... stunts
Daniel Vérité ... stunts

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Eric Baraillon ... electrician
Jean-Pierre Baronsky ... electrician
Sophie Charrière ... assistant camera
Gilbert Duhalde ... camera operator
Marcel Gellier ... key grip
Michel Mandereau ... assistant camera
Georges Pierre ... still photographer
Françoise Prouvost ... still photographer

Music Department

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Dany Revel ... composer: song "Cucunellu"

Other crew

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Many Barthod ... script supervisor
Marie-Christine Malbert ... unit publicist
Janine Ruault ... administrator

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Plot Summary

Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the cops have to scramble for a replacement. Deciding on Dede, they begin to put a nasty squeeze on him and Nicole. Written by Paul Berk

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Also Known As
  • The Nark (United States)
  • El membrillo (Spain)
  • Vasikka (Finland)
  • Tysteren (Norway)
  • A besúgó (Hungary)
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  • 103 min
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Trivia French visa # 55912. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Heart Like a Wheel/The Buddy System/La Balance/Carmen/Lonely Hearts (1983). See more »

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