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Le Coup de sirocco

Le Coup de sirocco

A Feature film by Alexandre Arcady

Produced by Alexandre Films, Les Films de l'Alma

Release in France : 18/04/1979


    The "pieds-noir" were Algerians of French heritage who were forced to return to France in 1962, when Algeria became independent. In the first part of this film, based on a novel by Daniel Saint-Hamon, the Narbonis run a little grocery in Algeria and keep their noses out of politics entirely. They are content to mind their own business, in the hopes that others will be equally sensible. Thus, they are bewildered when, in 1962, they are forced to leave what has by now become their native land for the strange country of France. In the second half of the film, their adjustment to life in France is aided by the same stick-to-business attitudes which earlier gave them difficulty. Nonetheless, they experience a number of setbacks, as when a slick Parisian (Michel Auclair) tries to talk them into going into business with him.

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Alexandre Films, Les Films de l'Alma

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    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Serge Laski, Alexandre Arcady

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont, Jan Saint-Hamont, Alexandre Arcady

    Author of original work :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont

    Screenwriters :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont, Jan Saint-Hamont, Alexandre Arcady

    Sound Recordist :

    Guillaume Sciama

    Camera Operator :

    Laurent Leymonie

    Editor :

    Joële Van Effenterre

    Music Composer :

    Serge Franklin

    Assistant directors :

    Jean Achache, Alain Le Henry

    Dialogue Writers :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont, Jan Saint-Hamont, Alexandre Arcady

    Line Producer :

    Jean-Claude Fleury

    Directors of Photography :

    Jean-François Robin, Eduardo Serra

    Assistant Operator :

    Eduardo Serra

    Production manager :

    Charlotte Fraisse

    Production Designers :

    Raoul Albert, Tony Egry

    Costume designer :

    Renée Renard

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    Feature film

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    Drama, Historical

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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