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Le Coup de sirocco

Le Coup de sirocco

A Feature film by Alexandre Arcady

Produced by Alexandre Films, Les Films de l'Alma

Release in France : 18/04/1979

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Actors (21)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Alexandre Films, Les Films de l'Alma

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Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

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The "pieds-noir" were Algerians of French heritage who were forced to return to France in 1962, when Algeria became independent. In the first part of this film, based on a novel by Daniel Saint-Hamon, the Narbonis run a little grocery in Algeria and keep their noses out of politics entirely. They are content to mind their own business, in the hopes that others will be equally sensible. Thus, they are bewildered when, in 1962, they are forced to leave what has by now become their native land for the strange country of France. In the second half of the film, their adjustment to life in France is aided by the same stick-to-business attitudes which earlier gave them difficulty. Nonetheless, they experience a number of setbacks, as when a slick Parisian (Michel Auclair) tries to talk them into going into business with him.

Full credits (16)

Executive Producers :

Serge Laski, Alexandre Arcady

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Daniel Saint-Hamont, Jan Saint-Hamont, Alexandre Arcady

Author of original work :

Daniel Saint-Hamont

Screenwriters :

Daniel Saint-Hamont, Jan Saint-Hamont, Alexandre Arcady

Sound Recordist :

Guillaume Sciama

Camera Operator :

Laurent Leymonie

Editor :

Joële Van Effenterre

Music Composer :

Serge Franklin

Assistant directors :

Jean Achache, Alain Le Henry

Dialogue Writers :

Daniel Saint-Hamont, Jan Saint-Hamont, Alexandre Arcady

Line Producer :

Jean-Claude Fleury

Directors of Photography :

Jean-François Robin, Eduardo Serra

Assistant Operator :

Eduardo Serra

Production manager :

Charlotte Fraisse

Production Designers :

Raoul Albert, Tony Egry

Costume designer :

Renée Renard

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Feature film

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Drama, Historical

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1 h 40 min

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