SENTINELLE

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LA SENTINELLE

SENTINEL, THE

Arnaud Desplechin
F, 1992
Fiction, 144min, OmeU

LA SENTINELLE

Arnaud Desplechin
F, 1992
Fiction, 144min, OmeU

Cast: 
Emmanuel Salinger
Mathias
Thibault de Montalembert
Jean-Jacques
Jean-Louis Richard
Bleicher
Valérie Dreville
Nathalie
Marianne Denicourt
Marie
Jean-Luc Boutté
Varins
Bruno Todeschini
William
Philippe Duclos
Macaigne
Fabrice Desplechin
Simon
Emmanuelle Devos
Claude
Screenplay: 
Arnaud Desplechin
Pascale Ferran
Emmanuel Salinger
Noémie Lvovsky
Sound: 
Laurent Poirier
Camera: 
Caroline Champetier
Arthur Le Calsne
Editor: 
François Gedigier
Composer: 
Marc Oliver Sommer
Decoration: 
Antoine Platteau
Costume: 
Valérie Pozzo di Borgo
Agnès Falque

Production: 
Why Not Productions 3 rue Paillet 75005 Paris, Frankreich T 1 482 42 45 0 contact@whynotproductions.fr
World Sales: 
Why Not Productions 3 rue Paillet 75005 Paris, Frankreich T 1 482 42 45 0 contact@whynotproductions.fr
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Mathias, the son of French diplomat in Germany, is about to begin his training as a pathologist in Paris. Whilst crossing the Franco-German border on a train, he is singled out and harassed by customs officials. On his arrival in Paris, he is shocked to discover a mummified head in his luggage. Intrigued by the mystery, Mathias starts to use his skills to analyse the head and discovers that it belongs to a recently deceased Westerner. At the same time, he attempts to integrate with his fellow students, many of whom appear to have connections with the security services. Unwittingly, Mathias finds himself the instrument in a deadly vendetta between a former agent, Bleicher, and a man who assisted Soviet scientists in crossing the Iron Curtain.