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Sandrine Kiberlain

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The Patriots

Les Patriotes

Éric Rochant
1994 - France - 2h28

Screenings : saturday 27 - 10:00 am - Centre de congrès - Auditorium - followed by a debate with Isabelle Huppert - actress animée par Serge Toubiana - journalist and film critic
Ariel, a young French jew, decides to leaves his family to go to Israel and become an agent of the Mossad, the Israeli secret service. On his assignments, he is initiated into the delicate art of manipulation.
Éric Rochant seduced the critics in 1989 with his first film Un monde sans pitié (A World Without Pity), which earned him a César for Best First Film. With Les Patriotes (The Patriots) he continues exploring the theme of spying and has gathered a fitting cast together. He revealed Sandrine Kiberlain, who would be nominated for the César for Most Promising Actress in her first major role. A master of the genre, we owe Éric Rochant the first five seasons of the Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau), a remarkable series on the DGSE, the French foreign intelligence agency, and one of the most successful French television series.

Cast : Yvan Attal, Richard Masur, Allen Garfield, Yossi Banai, Nancy Allen, Maurice Bénichou, Emmanuelle Devos, Hippolyte Girardot, Moshe Ivgy, Sandrine Kiberlain
Screenplay : Eric Rochant
Cinematography : Pierre Novion
Editing : Pascale Fenouillet
Music : Gérard Torikian

Production : Gaumont International, Glem Production, Les Productions Lazennec

French distributor : Gaumont