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He Died with His Eyes Open

He Died with His Eyes Open

A Feature film by Jacques Deray

Produced by Swanie Productions

Release in France : 09/10/1985


    The inspector Staniland as always try to put himself in the place of the victim, this time an unsuccessful pianist. That's when the victim's mistress Barbara entered the appartment, look like a real bitch that one think the inspector. Surprised by his presence, she accuse herself of the crime. But the inspector is not convinced because everything don't fit all well in her confession and specially the tone she use to do so. In his investigation, Staniland has fisted trouble with a man who's protecting Barbara. Supposed to be her brother, isn't he? And can you refused a girl like her even if you're a policeman.

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    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Swanie Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    UGC Distribution

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    International releases (3)

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    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Norbert Saada

    Dialogue Writer :

    Michel Audiard

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Deray, Michel Audiard

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Assistant Operators :

    Michel Coteret, Éric Vallée

    Production Manager :

    Georges Valon

    Sound editors :

    Renée Deschamps, Janine Oudoul

    Production Designers :

    François de Lamothe, Jacques Brizzio

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Still Photographers :

    Victor Rodrigue, Vincent Rossell

    Assistant directors :

    Bernard Bolzinger, Charles Paviot

    Author of original work :

    Robin Cook

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Penzer

    Sound Assistant :

    Denis Carquin

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Agostini

    Editors :

    Henri Lanoé, Sylvie Pontoizeau

    Continuity supervisor :

    Ariane Litaize

    Music Composer :

    Claude Bolling

    Casting :

    Margot Capelier

    Sound Mixer :

    Joël Beldent

    Location managers :

    Louis Becker, Vincent Bercholz

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Thriller, Drama

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Posters (2)


    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

    Selection (8)

    Best Supporting Actor : Xavier Deluc

    Best Actor : Michel Serrault

    Best Actress : Charlotte Rampling

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Michel Audiard, Jacques Deray

    Best Original Music : Claude Bolling

    Best Cinematography : Jean Penzer

    Best Production Design : François de Lamothe

    Best Editing : Henri Lanoé


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)


    César Award for Best Cinematography : Jean Penzer