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Le prix du danger (1983)

In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.

Director:

Yves Boisset

Writers:

Robert Sheckley (story "The Prize of Peril"), Yves Boisset (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gérard Lanvin ... François Jacquemard
Michel Piccoli ... Frédéric Mallaire
Marie-France Pisier ... Laurence Ballard
Bruno Cremer ... Antoine Chirex
Andréa Ferréol ... Élisabeth Worms
Jean Rougerie ... Président commission
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Bertrand
Jean-Pierre Bagot Jean-Pierre Bagot ... Alexandre
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... Victor Segal
Dragan Stueljanin Dragan Stueljanin ... Roederer
Steve Kalfa Steve Kalfa ... Édouard
Zlata Numanagic Zlata Numanagic ... Jacqueline
Julien Bukowski Julien Bukowski ... Arnaud
Gabrielle Lazure ... Marianne
Catherine Lachens ... Madelaine
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In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.

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Country:

France | Yugoslavia

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 January 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prize of Peril See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Yves Boisset sued Twentieth Century Fox for copycat because of the movie Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzennegger, which the screenplay was exactly the same as his own film. Some documents of the case were lost in a plane crash in the New York bay. See more »

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Version of Das Millionenspiel (1970) See more »

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French film "Le Prix Du Danger" discusses the extent to which a man can face violence to earn huge sums of money.
4 February 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

When the power of a TV camera is considered to be immense, what would happen if all of a sudden numerous TV cameras are employed to cover an event from all possible angles ? This is the most fundamental question which any viewer might be compelled to ask while watching "Le Prix Du Danger". This Yves Boisset film questions the role of TV especially the notion which accuses TV of legitimizing senseless violence in the name of entertainment. The role of violence and its impact on human lives has also been discussed in this film. A man is the worst enemy of another man in all spheres where money is involved. This assertion seems to be true as a lucky contestant has to beat killers hell bent on killing him. There are huge financial rewards to be obtained if the contestant is able to escape unhurt in a deadly game of life and death. One might say that poverty drives some reckless souls to sacrifice their lives for money. It is also interesting to learn about the reasons which drive ordinary people to become killers. With excellent performances by all leading actors namely Michel Piccoli, Marie France Pisier, Gérard Lanvin and Bruno Cremer, "Le Prix Du Danger" is an important film with concern for existential problems which have always troubled humanity. It is directed by Yves Boisset who has helmed many thrillers in France.


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