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Strange Affair

Strange Affair

A Feature film by Pierre Granier-Deferre

Produced by Sara Films

Release in France : 23/12/1981

    Synopsis

    Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department store in decline. He has little to do, but seems content with his marriage to Nina, his visits to his mother and grandmother, and poker games with friends. When new boss Bernard Malair arrives to turn the store around, Louis fears for his job; but Bernard, with his numbers man Paul and his factotum François, invites Louis into an inner circle of long hours of work, nightclubs, and dinners with an androgynous vamp. Nina objects, but Louis cannot say no to Bernard's demands, no matter how personal. In desperation, Nina leaves Louis, but that drives him further into Bernard's orbit. Can anything break this spell?

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (29)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Sara Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Co-production :

    Films A2

    French distribution :

    Parafrance

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (20)

    Assistant directors :

    Jacques Santi, Christine Tron

    Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Director of Photography :

    Étienne Becker

    Sound Assistant :

    Olivier Villette

    Camera Operator :

    Jean Harnois

    Editor :

    Isabelle García de Herreros

    Assistant Editor :

    Elisabeth Servouze

    Production Designer :

    Dominique André

    Casting :

    Dominique Besnehard

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Author of original work :

    Jean-Marc Roberts

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre Granier-Deferre, Jean-Marc Roberts, Christopher Frank

    Sound Recordist :

    Guillaume Sciama

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean-Paul Becker, Jacques Dorot

    Production Manager :

    Gérard Gaultier

    Sound editor :

    Michèle Catonné

    Continuity supervisor :

    Jacqueline Gaveau-Legendre

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Costume designer :

    Fanny Jakubowicz

    Location managers :

    Marc Angelo, Michel Thibaud

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Work

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1981

    French release :

    23/12/1981

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    53938

    Visa issue date :

    02/12/1981

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

    Selection (4)

    Best Director : Pierre Granier-Deferre

    Best Supporting Actress : Nathalie Baye

    Best Supporting Actor : Gérard Lanvin

    Best Actor : Michel Piccoli

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1982

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1982)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Supporting Actress : Nathalie Baye

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1982

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1982)

    Awards (2)

    Interfilm Award

    Silver Bear for Best Actor : Michel Piccoli