The Sentinel

by Arnaud Desplechin2h191991France

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Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris. In the train, he has some troubles with the border police, and is insulted and threatened by a strange man, who disappeared quickly. Next day, he discovers in his luggage a shrunken human head. He soon becomes fascinated by it, feeling responsible (sentry of the memory of the head's owner) and starts his own investigation. What will leads him to cope with French secret services.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : La Sept Cinéma, Why Not Productions, 2001 Audiovisuel
    • Distributor : LMC
    • Sound Recorder : Jean-Pierre Laforce, Laurent Poirier, Bernard Aubouy
    • Costume Design : Valérie Pozzo di Borgo
    • Photo Director : Caroline Champetier
    • Producer : Sylvie Barthet, Pascal Caucheteux
    • Scenario : Noémie Lvovsky, Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Salinger, Pascale Ferran
    • Director : Arnaud Desplechin
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1991
    • French release date : 20 mai 1992
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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