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La balance (1982)

Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Swaim

Writers:

Mathieu Fabiani (dialogue) (as M. Fabiani), Bob Swaim (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Baye ... Nicole Danet
Philippe Léotard ... André Laffont dit Dédé
Richard Berry ... L'inspecteur Mathias Palouzi
Maurice Ronet ... Roger Massina
Bernard Freyd Bernard Freyd ... Le Capitaine
Christophe Malavoy ... Tintin
Jean-Paul Comart ... Le Belge (as Jean-Paul Connart)
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Carlini
Florent Pagny ... Simoni
Tchéky Karyo ... Petrovic (as Tcheky Karyo)
Raouf Ben Yaghlane Raouf Ben Yaghlane ... Djerbi
Galia Salimo Galia Salimo ... Sabrina - la prostituée (as Galia Dujardin)
Sam Karmann Sam Karmann ... Paulo Sanchez
Robert Atlan Robert Atlan ... Ayouche
Luc-Antoine Diquéro Luc-Antoine Diquéro ... Picard
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Storyline

Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the cops have to scramble for a replacement. Deciding on Dede, they begin to put a nasty squeeze on him and Nicole. Written by Paul Berk <pbnyc@compuserve.com>

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Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 November 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nark See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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French visa # 55912. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Video Discoveries (1989) See more »

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revelation
26 February 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

...of a different Paris, different love story and images of cops. a precise and impressive film. for the portraits of characters. for the science to escape from cliches circle, for the inspired way to tell a dirty, insignificant, ordinary story, using each of its nuances in admirable manner. a woman. and her man. and the Police as the shark in the essence of relationship who could be normal. it is easy to define it as a film with a great cast , from Maurice Ronet and young Tcheky Karyo to Nathalie Baye. but the authentic star of film remains Phililipe Leotard, giving a dramatic performance. so, a revelation. at each new view. because it represents the realistic portrait of a world who seems, from so many (American) films, well known.


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