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The North Star

The North Star

A Feature film by Pierre Granier-Deferre

Produced by Sara Films

Release in France : 31/03/1982


    http:/Edouard Binet (Philippe Noiret), an aimless Frenchman who has spent several years travelling in Northern Africa, is sailing to Belgium when he meets an attractive woman named Sylvie Baron (Fanny Cottencon). Edouard introduces Sylvie to Nemrod (Gamil Ratib), a wealthy Egyptian who is traveling with a cache of valuable jewelry. Sylvie and Nemrod hit it off and soon become lovers, which stirs an insane jealousy inside Edouard. Days later, Edouard arrives in blood-stained clothes at a rooming house owned by Mme. Baron (Simone Signoret), Sylvie's mother. It seems that Nemrod was killed aboard a train after his ship arrived in France, though Edouard claims no knowledge of the events. Sylvie suspects that Edouard is responsible for Nemrod's death, but the enigmatic Edouard has gained a trusted ally in Mme. Baron.

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    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Sara Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-production :

    Films A2

    French distribution :


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    Full credits (24)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Adaptation :

    Pierre Granier-Deferre, Michel Grisolia, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost

    Author of original work :

    Georges Simenon

    Sound recordists :

    Dominique André, Michel Desrois

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre-William Glenn

    Assistant Operator :

    Alain Choquart

    Production Manager :

    Gérard Gaultier

    Sound editors :

    Michèle Catonné, Elisabeth Servouze

    Continuity supervisor :

    Hélène Sebillotte

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Leterrier

    Still Photographer :

    Victor Rodrigue

    Assistant directors :

    Frédéric Blum, Olivier Horlait, Charles Paviot

    Dialogue Writers :

    Michel Grisolia, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost

    Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Screenwriters :

    Jean Aurenche, Michel Grisolia, Pierre Granier-Deferre

    Sound Assistant :

    Dominique Levert

    Camera Operator :

    Jean-Claude Vicquery

    Editor :

    Jean Ravel

    Assistant editor :

    Michèle Robert-Lauliac

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Casting :

    Dominique Besnehard

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Location Manager :

    Marc Angelo

    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 :

    2 h 4 min

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    Posters (1)



    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1983

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1983)

    Selection (5)

    Best Actress : Simone Signoret

    Best Supporting Actress : Fanny Cottençon

    Most Promising Actress : Julie Jézéquel

    Best Editing : Jean Ravel

    Best Screen Adaptation : Jean Aurenche, Pierre Granier-Deferre, Michel Grisolia


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1983

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1983)

    Awards (2)

    César Award for Best Supporting Actress : Fanny Cottençon

    César Award for Best Adapted Screenplay : Jean Aurenche, Pierre Granier-Deferre, Michel Grisolia