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Balles perdues

Balles perdues

A Feature film by Jean-Louis Comolli

Produced by Transcontinentale, Ombre et lumière, La Cecilia, Gaumont

Production year : 1983


    Sam Wichner is thirty-one years old. In two days, he is to marry Véra, who works in the same office as he does at the bank. Maryvonne, an employee of Monsieur Teufminn, a diamond merchant, discovers his corpse. He was murdered after having been robbed of a million pounds worth of diamonds. She decides to recruit a detective to find the loot and thus share a hefty insurance payout. She employs Sam Wincher because, five years before starting work at the bank, he was a detective who advertised on books of matches. During his search for the diamonds, Sam encounters Natacha, the defunct diamond merchant's mistress; Ludovic, a pyrotechnician conductor; Johnny, a deaf-mute painter; Madame Teufminn, a blooming widow; Eric, madame's chauffeur and lover... Everyone chases after Sam to make him confess where the diamonds are hidden, even though he has knows as much as anybody - which is to say, nothing at all. He is also unaware that it's Véra who killed Teufminn...

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Transcontinentale, Ombre et lumière, La Cecilia, Gaumont

    French distribution :

    Galatée Films

    Foreign production company :

    Cinevog films

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Martine Marignac

    Author of original work :

    Clarence Weff

    Director of Photography :

    William Lubtchansky

    Editors :

    Catherine Poitevin, Élisabeth Moulinier

    Music Composer :

    Michel Portal

    Assistant directors :

    François Margolin, Lydie Mahias

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Louis Comolli, Serge Valletti, Clarence Weff

    Sound recordist :

    Alix Comte

    Production Designer :

    Emmanuel de Chauvigny

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    Feature film

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    France, Belgium

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    Runtime :

    1 h 31 min

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