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Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Hapless Lucien Cordier (Philippe Noiret) is the beleaguered police chief of a small town in French colonial Senegal. The local criminals openly mock Lucien's inability to put a stop to their illegal enterprises, and his unfaithful and shrewish wife Huguette (Stéphane Audran) is having a blatant affair with Nono (Eddy Mitchell), whom Lucien believes is her brother. When the humiliations finally become too much for him to bear, Lucien takes matters into his own hands.

Cast: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Stéphane Audran, Irene Skobline, Eddy Mitchell, Guy Marchand

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Police station, Small town, Brooding, Wife, Transformation, Amusing, Gritty, Love triangle, Revenge, 1960s


Nominated Foreign Language Film