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North (1991)

Nord (original title)
The story of a dysfunctional family in Northern France. Dad is a mean abusive drunk pharmacist, mom is addicted to pills and has incestuous desire for her son, the son is skipping school to fish and daughter is mentally handicapped.

Director:

Xavier Beauvois
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier Beauvois ... Bertrand / Son
Bulle Ogier ... La Mère / The mother
Bernard Verley ... Michel / Le père-The father
Agnès Evrard Agnès Evrard ... La Fille / The daughter
Jean Douchet Jean Douchet ... Christian / Le patron de la pharmacie-Boss of the pharmacy
Jean-René Gossart Jean-René Gossart ... Fredo / Fisherman
Jeanette Hereng Jeanette Hereng ... Grand-mère / Grandmother
Fernand Kindt Fernand Kindt ... Grand-père / Grandfather
Mathieu Lindon Mathieu Lindon ... Le professeur de philosophie / The Philosophy Professor
Christian Dewinter Christian Dewinter ... Le Professeur de français / The French teacher
Gabrielle Chovaux Gabrielle Chovaux ... La Censeur / The Censor
Bernard Dubois Bernard Dubois ... Le Surveillant / The supervisor
Radha Jaganathen Radha Jaganathen ... L'Infirmier / The Nurse
Bernard Nissile Bernard Nissile ... Didier / Le Préparateur-The Preparator
Odile Hogengarten Odile Hogengarten ... Adrienne / La Préparateur-The Preparator
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Storyline

A kindly village pharmacist, Michel is transformed by drink into a brute when he leaves work and returns home, terrorizing his wife, son, and handicapped daughter. When his drinking causes problems on the job, he checks into a rehabilitation clinic and for a brief time afterwards his family relations are better. However, drink has not lost its spell over him, and he soon returns to the bottle more avidly than before, with tragic results. Written by lament

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 February 1992 (France) See more »

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Kuzey See more »

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Celui que j'aime
Written by M. Hadjidakis / F. Gérard
Performed by Nana Mouskouri
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