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486 Ratings

La sentinelle

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
France, 1992
Thriller, Mystery


A medical intern finds himself drawn into a world of international intrigue after discovering a shrunken human head in his luggage.

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La sentinelle Directed by Arnaud Desplechin

Critics reviews

The Sentinel is baffling and hysterical — “No more crying or vomiting!” barks a doctor when one of Mathias’s colleagues gets sick after a classroom autopsy — but it’s also a harrowing tale of psychological breakdown that concludes with Mathias being treated in an antiseptic hospital room, wounded, distraught, and alone.
March 08, 2016
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My Sex Life, for all its virtues, was a bit conventional and bland, but The Sentinel is genuinely crazy and a lot more interesting, mainly because it has a meatier subject: the end of the cold war and what this means to French yuppies.
December 04, 1998
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