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No Man's Land

No Man's Land

A Feature film by Alain Tanner

Produced by mk2 films

Release in France : 28/08/1985


    A disparate, small group of smugglers try to expand their income by carrying illegal cargo across the French-Swiss border in this routine tale of life on the shady side. Paul (Hugues Quester) works as a mechanic in his father's car repair shop, but he makes extra cash by smuggling goods and people across the border. He dreams of getting his pilot's license and going to Canada to work. Mali (Berry Berr) works in a factory and smuggles narcotics across the border for extra lucre. Finally, Jean (Jean-Philippe Ecoffey) works on his father's farm and is not at all interested in smuggling until he meets Mali. After he agrees to help Paul smuggle some gold into Switzerland, he has no idea that Paul realizes the police are hot on his trail. The results are disastrous.

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    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    mk2 films

    Foreign production companies :

    Filmograph SA, Channel Four Television, Westdeutscher Rundfunk - WDR

    French distribution :

    mk2 films

    Co-productions :

    RTS 2 - Télévision Suisse Romande 2, Films A2

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Alain Tanner, Marin Karmitz

    Line Producer :

    Jean-Louis Porchet

    Director of Photography :

    Bernard Zitzermann

    Editor :

    Laurent Uhler

    Music Composer :

    Terry Riley

    Sound recordists :

    Philippe Sénéchal, Jean-Paul Mugel

    Screenwriter :

    Alain Tanner

    Production Manager :

    Gérard Ruey

    Assistant editor :

    Maya Schmid

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, France

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    Majority French (Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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