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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

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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

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

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

Cesar 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