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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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Amnesia is not the refuge of the innocent
8 September 1998 | by pfeffySee all my reviews

A woman and her lover are surprised by her husband. The husband is accidently killed and the lover flees, after making an appointment with the woman to meet at a restaurant on October 13th. The lover suffers an injury which produces amnesia. All he remembers is the rendezvous on the 13th.

Everyone else thinks that the man is dead. When he turns up, he is mistaken for someone else who has been missing for some time. He is eventually recognized by the woman, who has befriended the cop on the case, who is a suspense novelist in his spare time.

The mystery hinges on the real identity of various characters in the film, and what their real motivations are.

The film was exciting, well-acted, and had an extraordinary score. Although the movie is about coincidences and destiny, some of the coincidences strain belief, and some of the symbolism is heavy-handed. The gothic setting of Strasbourg adds to the atmosphere, as do the antique clocks that figure in the story.

The greatest weakness of the film is its unbelievable explanation, provided near the end of the film, that was supposed to explain all that had gone before. I found myself with questions that I could not answer, about why characters had said or done things earlier, given the newly-revealed state of affairs. I felt that there were holes in the plot. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the film and found it captivating, up until nearly the end.


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