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The Passerby

The Passerby

A Feature film by Jacques Rouffio

Produced by Éléphant Productions

Release in France : 14/04/1982


    Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human rights. Why would he commit an act that apparently negates the principles he has striven for so long to uphold? Eventually, he reveals a secret about himself that he kept hidden from his younger wife Lina, and that in a roundabout way concerns her as well. It is the conclusion of a struggle that started many decades earlier, when Elsa Wiener, a German singer exiled in Paris, without money or relations, a refugee among many others, faced two daunting problems: surviving in a foreign city, and saving her husband Michel from the clutches of the Nazis.

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    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Éléphant Productions

    Foreign production company :

    C.C.C. Filmkunst

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    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio, Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Raymond Danon

    Adaptation :

    Jacques Rouffio, Jacques Kirsner

    Line Producer :

    Jean Kerchner

    Foreign Producer :

    Artur Brauner

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Assistant Operators :

    Michel Coteret, Éric Vallée

    Production Manager :

    Ralph Baum

    Assistant editors :

    Marc Bodin-Joyeux, Jacques Rouffio

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Jacques Caziot

    Casting :

    Dominique Besnehard

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Assistant directors :

    Claire Denis, Alain Peyrollaz

    Author of original work :

    Joseph Kessel

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Kirsner, Jacques Rouffio

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Penzer

    Sound Assistant :

    Georges Vaglio

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Agostini

    Editors :

    Geneviève Winding, Anna Ruiz

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne Mirman

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Costume designers :

    Catherine Leterrier, Élisabeth Tavernier

    Still Photographer :

    Georges Pierre

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Posters (3)


    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1983

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

    Selection (4)

    Best Actress : Romy Schneider

    Best Supporting Actor : Gérard Klein

    Best Original Music : Georges Delerue

    Best Sound : William-Robert Sivel, Claude Villand