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The Prize of Peril

The Prize of Peril

A Feature film by Yves Boisset

Produced by Cathala Productions, TF1 Films Production, UGC Images, Swanie Productions

Release in France : 26/01/1983


    Based on a Robert Sheckley tale, the action is brought about by a television show invented by money-motivated executives with ratings on the brain. The idea is to choose someone from the vast sea of the unemployed and cast them as the "hunted," while five others are the "hunters." The prey receives a million dollars if he or she can outsmart the five hunters, and a hunter gets $100,000 for finding and killing their human target. François Jacquemard (Gerard Lanvin) is chosen to be the man who has to outsmart the five hitmen, and when he proves to be too good at it, the TV executives have to find a way to outsmart him. All the drama, from beginning to end, is played out under the watchful eyes of multiple TV cameras, on the ground and in the air, while blood-thirsty viewers stay glued to their sets like Romans watching the gladiators -- but unlike the Romans, they are regularly interrupted by those annoying commercial breaks.

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    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Foreign production company :

    Avala Films

    French distribution :

    Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)

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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Norbert Saada

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Curtelin

    Screenwriters :

    Jean Curtelin, Yves Boisset

    Assistant Operators :

    Sylvie Carcédo, Alain Choquart

    Editors :

    Michelle David, Nicole Gauduchon, Élisabeth Guido

    Production Designer :

    Serge Douy

    Costume designer :

    Jacques Fonteray

    Location Manager :

    Jacques Schaeffer

    Assistant directors :

    Marc Angelo, Paolo Barzman

    Author of original work :

    Robert Sheckley

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre-William Glenn

    Production Manager :

    Georges Valon

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claudine Taulère

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Still Photographer :

    Paul Apoteker

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    Feature film

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    Yugoslavia, France

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    Majority French (Yugoslavia, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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