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Grand Pardon

Grand Pardon

A Feature film by Alexandre Arcady

Produced by Alexandre Films, Partner's Production

Release in France : 27/01/1982

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Actors (29)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Alexandre Films, Partner's Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Co-production :

Odessa Films

French distribution :

Gaumont

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

A Jewish Mafia-like family is running a prostitution ring, selling "protection," and operating gambling casinos -- more or less with impunity, and at peace with their Arab counterparts -- until a young gangster (Bernard Giraudeau) decides to pit the two ethnic factions against each other. Jewish cultural and religious events are celebrated by the Jewish gangsters, who promote family traditions -- in contrast to the police inspector who has no family and is out to do them all in. Focusing on the Jewish mob boss, the story has him undergoing some personal rehabilitation in the end. Actually, comparing the merits of ethnically and religiously different mobs of gangsters might be a little like comparing the respective beauty of a pair of week-old corpses.

Photos (2)

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Ariel Zeïtoun

Associate Producer :

Yannick Bernard

Director of Photography :

Bernard Zitzermann

Sound Assistant :

Alain Villeval

Sound editor :

Michèle Catonné

Continuity supervisors :

Kathleen Fonmarty, Bénédicte Kermadec

Music Composer :

Serge Franklin

Assistant directors :

Jérôme Chalou, Régis Wargnier

Screenwriters :

Alexandre Arcady, Daniel Saint-Hamont, Alain Le Henry

Sound Recordist :

Guillaume Sciama

Editor :

Joële Van Effenterre

Assistant editor :

Nelly Meunier

Production Designers :

Tony Egry, Jacques Bufnoir

Costume designer :

Christian Gasc

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Religion

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1981

French release :

27/01/1982

Runtime :

2 h 12 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

54432

Visa issue date :

04/02/1982

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

CinemaScope

Audio format :

Mono