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He Died with His Eyes Open

He Died with His Eyes Open

A Feature film by Jacques Deray

Produced by Swanie Productions

Release in France : 09/10/1985

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Actors (23)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Swanie Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Co-production :

TF1 Films Production

French distribution :

UGC Distribution (ex International)

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The inspector Staniland as always try to put himself in the place of the victim, this time an unsuccessful pianist. That's when the victim's mistress Barbara entered the appartment, look like a real bitch that one think the inspector. Surprised by his presence, she accuse herself of the crime. But the inspector is not convinced because everything don't fit all well in her confession and specially the tone she use to do so. In his investigation, Staniland has fisted trouble with a man who's protecting Barbara. Supposed to be her brother, isn't he? And can you refused a girl like her even if you're a policeman.

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Full credits (22)

Executive Producer :

Norbert Saada

Dialogue Writer :

Michel Audiard

Screenwriters :

Jacques Deray, Michel Audiard

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Assistant Operators :

Michel Coteret, Éric Vallée

Production Manager :

Georges Valon

Sound editors :

Renée Deschamps, Janine Oudoul

Production Designers :

François de Lamothe, Jacques Brizzio

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Costume designer :

Corinne Jorry

Still Photographers :

Victor Rodrigue, Vincent Rossell

Assistant directors :

Bernard Bolzinger, Charles Paviot

Author of original work :

Robin Cook

Director of Photography :

Jean Penzer

Sound Assistant :

Denis Carquin

Camera Operator :

Yves Agostini

Editors :

Henri Lanoé, Sylvie Pontoizeau

Continuity supervisor :

Ariane Litaize

Music Composer :

Claude Bolling

Casting :

Margot Capelier

Sound Mixer :

Joël Beldent

Location managers :

Louis Becker, Vincent Bercholz

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Thriller, Drama

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

Selection (8)

Best Editing : Henri Lanoé

Best Production Design : François de Lamothe

Best Cinematography : Jean Penzer

Best Original Music : Claude Bolling

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Michel Audiard, Jacques Deray

Best Supporting Actor : Xavier Deluc

Best Actress : Charlotte Rampling

Best Actor : Michel Serrault


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)


César award for best cinematography : Jean Penzer