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Le prix du danger (1983)

In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.

Director:

Yves Boisset

Writers:

Robert Sheckley (story "The Prize of Peril"), Yves Boisset (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gérard Lanvin ... François Jacquemard
Michel Piccoli ... Frédéric Mallaire
Marie-France Pisier ... Laurence Ballard
Bruno Cremer ... Antoine Chirex
Andréa Ferréol ... Élisabeth Worms
Jean Rougerie Jean Rougerie ... Président commission
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Bertrand
Jean-Pierre Bagot Jean-Pierre Bagot ... Alexandre
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... Victor Segal
Dragan Stueljanin Dragan Stueljanin ... Roederer
Steve Kalfa Steve Kalfa ... Édouard
Zlata Numanagic Zlata Numanagic ... Jacqueline
Julien Bukowski Julien Bukowski ... Arnaud
Gabrielle Lazure ... Marianne
Catherine Lachens ... Madelaine
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In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.

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Country:

France | Yugoslavia

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 January 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prize of Peril See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Yves Boisset sued Twentieth Century Fox for copycat because of the movie Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzennegger, which the screenplay was exactly the same as his own film. Some documents of the case were lost in a plane crash in the New York bay. See more »

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Version of Das Millionenspiel (1970) See more »

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Robert Sheckley demeaned
20 April 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Robert Sheckley is a great sci-fi writer whose short stories are witty and absorbing.Yves Boisset was definitely not the kind of director who could do him justice.

Yves Boisset could succeed in treating committed subjects (the Algeria war in "RAS" or racism in "Dupont -Lajoie".But in "le Prix du Danger" ,he's shooting us a line!The lead is an unambitious actor,Gérard Lanvin,who has made turkeys by the dozen (only "une Semaine de Vacances" and "Une étrange Affaire" are above average in his filmography)He is here no more than Van Damme and co.Michel Piccoli and Marie-France Pisier are supposed to provide the movie with an intellectual alibi,but their cardboard characters and their underwritten parts do not help.

A faux pas: there were many of them in Boisset's eighties' career.


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