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The Informer / The Nark

The Informer / The Nark

A Feature film by Bob Swaim

Produced by Les Films Ariane

Release in France : 10/11/1982

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Actors (25)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Ariane

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

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When their main informer is gunned down, the vice squad policing a crime-riddled suburb of Paris are forced to recruit a pimp, Dédé, to help ensnare a gangland boss, Massini. When Dédé refuses to cooperate, the police squad, headed by the ruthless Palouzi, put pressure on his prostitute girl friend to force his hand...

Photos (2)

Full credits (21)

Executive Producers :

Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine

Dialogue Writers :

Matthieu Fabiani, Bob Swaim

Director of Photography :

Bernard Zitzermann

Sound Assistant :

Pierre Davoust

Production Manager :

Raymond Leplont

Sound Editor :

Catherine Dubeau

Production Designer :

Eric Moulard

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Casting :

Dominique Besnehard

Sound Mixer :

Paul Bertault

Location Manager :

Michel Bernede

Assistant directors :

Henri Grimault, Alain Tasma

Screenwriter :

Bob Swaim

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Charles Ruault

Camera Operator :

Gilbert Duhalde

Editor :

Françoise Javet

Continuity supervisor :

Many Barthod

Music Composer :

Roland Bocquet

Stunt performer :

Daniel Vérité

Costume designer :

Catherine Meurisse

Still Photographers :

Georges Pierre, Françoise Prouvost

Technical details

Feature film

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1983

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1983)

Selection (8)

Best Original Screenplay : Matthieu Fabiani, Bob Swaim

Best Editing : Henri Lanoé

Most Promising Actor : Jean-Paul Comart

Most Promising Actor : Tchéky Karyo

Best Actress : Nathalie Baye

Best Actor : Philippe Léotard

Best Director : Bob Swaim

Best Film


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1983

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1983)

Awards (3)

César Award for Best Actress : Nathalie Baye

César Award for Best Actor : Philippe Léotard

César Award for Best Film