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Police Python 357

Police Python 357

A Feature film by Alain Corneau

Produced by Albina Productions

Release in France : 31/03/1976

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Actors (17)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Albina Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited, Lumière International

Foreign production company :

TIT Filmproduktion

French distribution :

Les Films La Boëtie

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A tough but honest cop must clear his name after a corrupt colleague implicates him in a murder in this French thriller. Ferrot (Yves Montand) is a hard-as-nails police detective who is attracted to a beautiful woman named Sylvia (Stefania Sandrelli). Sylvia, however, is having an affair with Ganay (Francois Perier), who happens to be Ferrot's superior on the force; Ganay happens to be married to Therese (Simone Signoret), who is handicapped. Sylvia is found murdered, and Ferrot is assigned to investigate; Ferrot is convinced that Ganay killed Sylvia because she wanted to end their relationship, but to his dismay, Ferrot discovers that the killer has placed a number of false clues that point the blame toward Ferrot.

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Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Albina du Boisrouvray

Dialogue Writer :

Daniel Boulanger

Screenwriter :

Daniel Boulanger

Director of Photography :

Étienne Becker

Assistant Operator :

François Catonné

Production Manager :

Georges Casati

Assistant editor :

Dominique Landman

Production Designer :

Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Location managers :

Alain Artur, Roland Godard

Assistant Director :

Jacques Santi

Author of original work :

Kenneth Fearing

Foreign Producer :

Wolfdieter Von Stein

Sound Recordist :

Harald Maury

Camera Operator :

Patrice Wyers

Sound Editor :

Norbert Marfaing-Sintès

Continuity supervisor :

Bénédicte Kermadec

Music Composer :

Georges Delerue

Sound Mixer :

Jean Nény

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Feature film

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Germany, France

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Majority French (Germany, France)

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2 h 5 min

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