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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvil Poupaud ... Pierre Blum
André Dussollier ... Joseph Paskin
Clémence Poésy ... Laura Haydon
Sophie Cattani Sophie Cattani ... Caroline
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ... L'homme à l'oreillette
Gavino Dessi Gavino Dessi ... Marco Scavarda
Antoine Chappey Antoine Chappey ... Copeau
Audrey Bastien ... Jeune fille librairie
Camille Constantin Camille Constantin ... Stagiaire Caroline
Chloé Mazlo Chloé Mazlo ... Jeune femme galerie 1
Lucie Borleteau Lucie Borleteau ... Jeune femme galerie 2
Bernard Verley ... Le général
Vanessa Larré Vanessa Larré ... Juliette, la journaliste
Thomas Chabrol ... Sénateur Darcy
Nathalie Richard ... Pauline
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Ostensible puppet master is an affable white-haired gentleman named Joseph Paskin casually approaches the sullen Pierre Blum outside a French casino. Joseph pretends not to recognize the 40-ish all-but-forgotten novelist, though time will soon reveal that there are no coincidences where Paskin's character is concerned. Written by TV

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French | English

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16 December 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gefährliches Spiel See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Not bad, but...
19 December 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I did not expect too much from this French movie. It begins like a political intrigue when a middle aged novelist is contacted by a mysterious man, played by André Dussolier, who proposes him to write a book against a main politician, then the film continues with a sort of philosophical and intellectual message when the novelist fears for his own life and escapes in the country side, among an outcasts community - left winged community, of course. This film is a kind of existentialist tale about the meaning of the human fight to save his rights against oppression. Those who have known May 1968 revolution in France will appreciate. But this scheme is full of bitterness. The first minutes of the film are not explained. Who is the man abducted by the others? This is not a bad film, but certainly not for wide audiences. Whilst I watched it, I thought of another french feature: L'EXERCICE DE L'ETAT. But at a lasser scale.


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