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La passante du Sans-Souci (1982)

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Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human ... See full summary »

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Jacques Rouffio

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Jacques Rouffio (scenario and adaptation), Jacques Kirsner (scenario and adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Elsa Wiener / Lina Baumstein
Michel Piccoli ... Max Baumstein
Helmut Griem ... Michel Wiener
Dominique Labourier ... Charlotte Maupas
Gérard Klein Gérard Klein ... Maurice Bouillard
Mathieu Carrière ... Ruppert von Leggaert / Federico Logo
Jacques Martin Jacques Martin ... Marcel
Wendelin Werner Wendelin Werner ... Max Baumstein jeune
Marcel Bozonnet Marcel Bozonnet ... Mercier
Christiane Cohendy Christiane Cohendy ... Helene Nolin
Pierre Michaël Pierre Michaël ... Me Jouffroy
Véronique Silver Véronique Silver ... La présiidente du tribunal
Maria Schell ... Anna Helwig
Raymond Aquilon Raymond Aquilon
Béatrice Avoine Béatrice Avoine
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Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human rights. Why would he commit an act that apparently negates the principles he has striven for so long to uphold? Eventually, he reveals a secret about himself that he kept hidden from his younger wife Lina, and that in a roundabout way concerns her as well. It is the conclusion of a struggle that started many decades earlier, when Elsa Wiener, a German singer exiled in Paris, without money or relations, a refugee among many others, faced two daunting problems: surviving in a foreign city, and saving her husband Michel from the clutches of the Nazis. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 April 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La passante See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The filming was postponed because Romy Schneider broke her leg. It began in May 1981, but was interrupted some weeks later. Schneider had a kidney operation and her son David died in July. Schneider's friend, Simone Signoret, convinced her to finish this film after the death of her son. The remaining scenes were shot from October to December. See more »

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Mercy and beauty
19 July 2001 | by rivera66_99See all my reviews

Mercy for this movie! It is not one of the greatest, it doesn't avoid some "kitsch", and is parallelization of nazism and neonazism is more than naiv... I know. But when you have the chance to see one of the most beautiful women ever appeared on a movie screen - Romy Schneider -, and see her accompanied by such a fine french actor as Michel Piccoli is - wouldn't it be foolish to play the severe judge?


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