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L'inconnu de Strasbourg (1998)

Following a seemingly accidental death, a lover-on-the-run is struck by amnesia. Why is he then mistaken for the mysterious heir to a fortune in Strasbourg?

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Valeria Sarmiento
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ornella Muti ... Madeleine Wals
Charles Berling ... Jean-Paul
Johan Leysen ... Bastien
Christian Vadim ... Audiard
Laurence Masliah Laurence Masliah ... Magda
Francis Freyburger Francis Freyburger ... Orgel
Jacques Pieiller Jacques Pieiller ... Robert
Georges Du Fresne ... Allumet (as Georges Du Fresnes)
Xavier Boulanger Xavier Boulanger ... Le docteur Petra
Sonia Hell Sonia Hell
Marie Payen Marie Payen ... Claudia
André Pomarat André Pomarat ... Le majordome de Vogel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Adamiec Martin Adamiec ... Le peintre
Ricardo Di Napoli Ricardo Di Napoli ... Le médecin
Pierre Diependale Pierre Diependale ... Le notaire
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Following a seemingly accidental death, a lover-on-the-run is struck by amnesia. Why is he then mistaken for the mysterious heir to a fortune in Strasbourg?

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 August 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Desconhecido de Estrasburgo See more »

Filming Locations:

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France

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The lapse of memory is for scenarists.
15 September 2001 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

How many times was amnesia used in thrillers?Here,Charles Berling's character is a cross between Michel Auclair's one in "pas de pitié pour les femmes"(1950) and Tom Berenger's one in "shattered" (1990)None of those two works were particularly memorable,but "shattered" provided its fair share of thrills(remember the scene in which Berenger finds back ..his head).

The French attempt is really pitiful.It would have taken writers of Boileau-Narcejac calibre to pull off such a far-fetched story :conspiracies,mystery characters,psychological tension necessitate a concrete script.Here there are enough plot holes to fill the Albert Hall,as the Beatles used to sing.Actors do not seem to believe in what they are playing.At least "shattered " ,if unlikely,followed a logical story.

And ,as far as amnesia is concerned,you will always be better off with Hitchcock's " spellbound",(1945)which remains an unsurpassed model of the genre.If you have not seen this masterpiece yet,please do it!


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