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Le Cri du cormoran, le soir au-dessus des jonques

Le Cri du cormoran, le soir au-dessus des jonques

A Feature film by Michel Audiard

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 19/02/1971

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Alfred (Michel Serrault) doesn't work. He lets his wife do that. Instead, he plays the horses, and wanders about, hitchhiking. His sly laziness serves him in good stead when he is kidnapped by people he thought were giving him a ride. He wakes from unconsciousness in a coffin in Istanbul, pockets full of counterfeit cash. Another gang, not the one that kidnapped him, accosts him and tries to find out what kind of smuggling scheme would send him in the coffin. The original gang then makes its presence known, and Alfred tries with some skill to play one against the other in this gangster farce.

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Full credits (18)

Assistant directors :

Tony Aboyantz, François Audiard

Dialogue Writer :

Michel Audiard

Producer :

Alain Poiré

Directors of Photography :

Pierre Petit, Alain Boisnard

Sound Assistant :

Victor Revelli

Camera Operator :

Adolphe Charlet

Editors :

Robert Isnardon, Monique Isnardon

Music Composer :

Eddie Vartan

Still Photographer :

Henri Thibault

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean-Marie Poiré, Michel Audiard

Author of original work :

Ed McBain

Screenwriters :

Michel Audiard, Jean-Marie Poiré

Sound Recordist :

Guy Villette

Assistant Operator :

Gérard Petit

Production Manager :

Robert Sussfeld

Production Designer :

Jean D'Eaubonne

Stunt performer :

Henri Cogan

Location Manager :

Gérard Crosnier

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Feature film

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Comedy, Black comedy

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 25 min

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