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This thriller about a mysterious psychopath was based on a novel by Georges Simenon. Edouard Binet (Philippe Noiret), an aimless Frenchman who has spent several years travelling in Northern Africa, is sailing to Belgium when he meets an attractive woman named Sylvie Baron (Fanny Cottencon). Edouard introduces Sylvie to Nemrod (Gamil Ratib), a wealthy Egyptian who is traveling with a cache of valuable jewelry. Sylvie and Nemrod hit it off and soon become lovers, which stirs an insane jealousy inside Edouard. Days later, Edouard arrives in blood-stained clothes at a rooming house owned by Mme. Baron (Simone Signoret), Sylvie's mother. It seems that Nemrod was killed aboard a train after his ship arrived in France, though Edouard claims no knowledge of the events. Sylvie suspects that Edouard is responsible for Nemrod's death, but the enigmatic Edouard has gained a trusted ally in Mme. Baron. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Michel Grisolia Best Original Screenplay 1982 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Jean Aurenche Best Original Screenplay 1982 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Pierre Granier-Deferre Best Original Screenplay 1982 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Fanny Cottençon Best Supporting Actress 1982 Winner

Cast

Philippe Noiret
as Edouard Binet
Simone Signoret
as Mme. Baron
Fanny Cottençon
as Sylvie Baron
Julie Jezequel
as Antoinette Baron
Jean Rougerie
as M. Baron
Jean-Pierre Klein
as Moise
Jean-Yves Chatelais
as Valesco
Liliana Gerace
as Jasmina
Pierre Forget
as Albert
Slim Mahfoudh
Dominique Zardi
Gamil Ratib
as Nemrod

Crew

Pierre Granier-Deferre
Director
Alain Sarde
Producer
Pierre Granier-Deferre
Screenwriter
Michel Grisolia
Screenwriter
Georges Simenon
Book Author
Jean Aurenche
Screenwriter
Pierre-Wiliam Glenn
Cinematographer
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Jean Ravel
Editor
Dominique André
Art Director
Catherine Leterrier
Costume Designer
Michel Desrois
Sound/Sound Designer
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