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The Passerby (1982)

La passante du Sans-Souci (original title)
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Being imprisoned for murdering a politician, husband tells his wife why he did this.

Director:

Jacques Rouffio

Writers:

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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Drama

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 April 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Passerby See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Romy Schneider dedicated this - her last - movie to David and his father. See more »

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Not their shining hour
15 September 1999 | by pohadkySee all my reviews

I have enjoyed some wonderful French films. Among them are some of the most insightful cinema experiences I can recall. Thought provoking, adult in their treatment of relationships, written with interesting characters and subtle performances. Some have remained in my mind for days after seeing them - very satisfying entertainment. But not this one.


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