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Uncontrollable Circumstances

Original title
Force majeure
Year
Running time
86 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Pierre Jolivet, Olivier Schatzky
Music
Serge Perathoner
Cinematography
Bertrand Chatry
Cast
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Producer
C.A.P.A.C. / Fildebroc
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
For whatever reason, Philippe and Daniel choose to vacation in Southeast Asia, where they meet Hans, a resident of the area who acts as their patron and guide. Before they leave to return to Paris, the two present Hans with a gift of their leftover native hashish. 18 month's later, an Amnesty International lawyer, shows up and informs them that Hans was arrested and imprisoned for drug possession shortly after their departure and is now condemned to death. Philippe and Daniel have an opportunity to help Hans by confessing their deed to the authorities, sharing blame for the crime and accepting prison terms. Additional pressure is enforced by Hans' ex-girlfriend, the argument being that the life at stake is Hans'. Phillipe and Daniel maintain that their lives are at stake as well.
Awards
1989: César Awards: 3 Nominations
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