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Grand Pardon

Grand Pardon

A Feature film by Alexandre Arcady

Produced by Alexandre Films, Partner's Production

Release in France : 27/01/1982

    Synopsis

    A Jewish Mafia-like family is running a prostitution ring, selling "protection," and operating gambling casinos -- more or less with impunity, and at peace with their Arab counterparts -- until a young gangster (Bernard Giraudeau) decides to pit the two ethnic factions against each other. Jewish cultural and religious events are celebrated by the Jewish gangsters, who promote family traditions -- in contrast to the police inspector who has no family and is out to do them all in. Focusing on the Jewish mob boss, the story has him undergoing some personal rehabilitation in the end. Actually, comparing the merits of ethnically and religiously different mobs of gangsters might be a little like comparing the respective beauty of a pair of week-old corpses.

    Actors (29)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Alexandre Films, Partner's Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Co-production :

    Odessa Films

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (2)

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Ariel Zeïtoun

    Associate Producer :

    Yannick Bernard

    Director of Photography :

    Bernard Zitzermann

    Sound Assistant :

    Alain Villeval

    Sound editor :

    Michèle Catonné

    Continuity supervisors :

    Kathleen Fonmarty, Bénédicte Kermadec

    Music Composer :

    Serge Franklin

    Assistant directors :

    Jérôme Chalou, Régis Wargnier

    Screenwriters :

    Alexandre Arcady, Daniel Saint-Hamont, Alain Le Henry

    Sound Recordist :

    Guillaume Sciama

    Editor :

    Joële Van Effenterre

    Assistant editor :

    Nelly Meunier

    Production Designers :

    Tony Egry, Jacques Bufnoir

    Costume designer :

    Christian Gasc

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Religion

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1981

    French release :

    27/01/1982

    Runtime :

    2 h 12 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    54432

    Visa issue date :

    04/02/1982

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono