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Le Sucre

Le Sucre

A Feature film by Jacques Rouffio

Produced by Cinéproduction, Gaumont

Release in France : 15/11/1978


    In this story, the ambitions of the get-rich-quick crowd come crashing down around their ears as they hitch a ride on a speculation bubble involving sugar-commodities pricing. Raoul (Gerard Depardieu) is a hot-shot commodities broker who sweet-talks Adrien (Jean Carmet), a quiet and unassuming man, into taking his wife's inheritance and using it to speculate on the recent rise in sugar prices. Raoul is able to pry more money away from Adrien when he shows him how much his first, more conservative speculations have made. Commodities speculators know that when the market is going their way, their earnings multiply many-fold. However, in the heat of the moment, they sometimes forget that when prices go the wrong way, their losses can also multiply. In this story, the con-man is taken in by his own con, for Raoul has also entered the sugar market, using every bit of money he can scrape together. When the market turns around, they both land in the soup together.

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    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Cinéproduction, Gaumont

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    Société Française de Production (SFP)

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Lise Fayolle, Giorgio Silvagni

    Adaptation :

    Georges Conchon, Jacques Rouffio

    Author of original work :

    Georges Conchon

    Director of Photography :

    René Mathelin

    Sound Assistant :

    Marcel Corvaisier

    Production managers :

    Antoine Gannagé, Gérard Gaultier

    Production Designers :

    Jean-Jacques Caziot, Claude Lenoir

    Foley artist :

    Jérôme Lévy

    Sound Mixer :

    Joël Beldent

    Assistant directors :

    Jacques Fontanier, Philippe Lopes Curval, John Lvoff

    Dialogue Writers :

    Georges Conchon, Jacques Rouffio

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Rouffio, Georges Conchon

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Assistant Operator :

    Philippe Vene

    Editor :

    Geneviève Winding

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Leterrier

    Still Photographer :

    Georges Pierre

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 44 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1979

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1979)

    Selection (5)

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Georges Conchon, Jacques Rouffio

    Best Actor : Gérard Depardieu

    Best Actor : Jean Carmet

    Best Supporting Actor : Jean Carmet

    Best Supporting Actress : Nelly Borgeaud