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La Salamandre Details


This Swiss-made film closely examines the character of a non-conformist, a subject of unending interest to the reputedly highly conformist Swiss. A TV journalist reads of a lawsuit, dropped for lack of evidence, in which a girl is accused of deliberately shooting (and wounding) her uncle. For some reason, this piques his interest, and the journalist even goes so far as to talk a novelist friend of his into joining him in researching the incident. As their research and interviews proceed, it becomes clear that they have no interest in the actual truth of the incident, but are more concerned to dig deeply (each in his own way) into the characters of the girl and her uncle. One memorable scene has the girl, while serving as a shoe store salesperson, fondling the legs of her customers. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Pierre Holdener
Adrien Nicati
Marcel Vidal
as L'oncle de Rosemonde
Pierre Walker
as L'inspecteur de la régie
François Simon
as L'homme qui passait par là
Jacques Denis
as Paul
Marblum Jequier
as La femme de Paul
Jean-Luc Bideau
as Pierre
Daniel Stuffel
as Le patron du magasin de chaussures
Alain Tanner
as Narrator
Bulle Ogier
as Rosemonde
Michel Viala
as Le patron peintre en bâtiment


Alain Tanner
Alain Tanner
John Berger
Renato Berta
Patrick Moraz
Composer (Music Score)
Brigitte Sousselier
Marc Blavet
Gabriel Auer
Associate Producer